Good to know
So, the Saudi's want to dominate the sex robot industry, which of course, will be the major use of AI. That should be interesting.
Saudi Arabia has granted citizenship to a robot in a move that appears to elevate its rights above those of women within the Middle Eastern country. The robot called Sophia was wheeled out in front of a crowd at the Future Investment Initiative summit in the capital, Riyadh. It was created by Hong Kong-based company Hanson …
I think the key thing to get right in a "sex robot" would be fine grained motor control - after all the customer would typically (unless they were into safe word related play) not wnat excessive crushing pressure applied to their sensitive bits. And even in non pain loving people, what makes delicate / firm caress depends on the individual, quite a bit of learning challenge here.
> "I think the key thing to get right in a "sex robot" would be fine grained motor control - after all the customer would typically (unless they were into safe word related play) not want excessive crushing pressure applied to their sensitive bits."
So you see manufacturers building concave sex robots with crushing capability? Would that be a selling point? I can just see the ad copy...
"Our Plastic Patty can crush walnuts, but she won't crush yours! High tech pressure sensors measure local "stresses" thousands of times per second for the safest and most efficient stimulation possible."
Our Plege:"Your money back if not intact!"
Lol, if the Saudis get awesome sex bots, it might be a good thing for the real women. I wouldn't expect that chauvinistic mysogynists who treat women as semi-sentient property would be very nice or good in bed. The women might enjoy a reprieve from the selfish grunting pig.
Taking a leaf out of The Apprentice*, it's name might be Sophia, but it is really .. Robot Santa Claus!
Every year on Xmas Eve, Santa comes to Earth on his robot-reindeer sleigh to punish the naughty with extreme prejudice. It's said if someone is on the Naughty List and Robot Santa finds him or her, he will chop his or her head off and stuff his or her neck holes with toys from his sack of horrors.
Perfect for those little awkward Saudi "I want a divorce darling" moments.
* UK version, of course
"When will women have better rights?
1 day after the country runs out of oil."
Uh, no. No they won't. The lack of women's rights is related to the religions and culture of the area, not the amount of oil there. Even before Islam took hold in the area women were treated as property and that will not change until there is a fundamental change in the cultures that consider women to be property.
Human Race just got sold out , but only applies to poor people
Watch your western politicians queue up to be bought out and then sell you out to the robot manufacturers, here it comes , no accountability for the owner's and controllers, you pick up the bill when it all goes horribly wrong , WOW Citizenship for Robots that's so smart so sinical so sinister much more dangerous than fanatical Islam and nuclear weapons,. God save us .... better start paying
Serious question, as I know little about which classes/genders/whatever are allowed to vote, there but one thing most places have is an age requirement. As very few computers are very functionanl by 10 or 15 years, how likely is Sophia (Wisdom?) to be able to make a cogent choice 5-10 years into her dotage?
How sad that 500 years after Luther countries auch as Saudi Arabia can still receive absolution paid for by oil money. Nowadays the "Indulgence" comes in the forms of weapon deals. Western politicians tell critics to shut up not to endanger the weapons deals.
The Western world should treat oppressive regimes the same way these regimes treat their women.
And now with the big AI investment they're allowing the Saudis to buy a Doctor title - like you can in some Banana Republic.
They should milk Saudi Arabia the same way they did with the oil - by giving them inferior technology and then charge them lots for each incremental upgrade.
I cannot imagine that the western world would allow the Saudis access to the best Automation or decsion making systems - or call it AI. Surely that technology would be found in western military applications first.
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