Robot ‘ALTER-EGO that knows everything about you a reality in just 20 years’

Robot ‘ALTER-EGO that knows everything about you a reality in just 20 years’

ALTER-EGO: Microsoft predict ‘digital assistants’ which know everything about us The tech giant’s president Brad Smith and its executive vice-president Harry Shum have written about how artificial intelligence will transform the world in future.

And the co-authors of the Future is Computed have delivered a stark warning for how technology companies that develop AI might not be best to decide how it works for society.

Shum has talked about how a “digital assistant” which knows your every move is the next step forward.

He said: “I think predicting the future is always hard, but one thing Brad and I firmly believe is that the ultimate form of AI is a digital assistant —a digital assistant that really understands you, and with your […]

Male Sex Robots With Bionic Penises Are a Real Thing in 2018 So You're Welcome, Humanity

Male Sex Robots With Bionic Penises Are a Real Thing in 2018 So You’re Welcome, Humanity

When it comes to finding intimacy in the digital age, the same tools that seem to make it easier than ever to connect with other humans are wont to leave users isolated and alone, remotely tethered to an app or website that provides the thrilling immediacy of intimacy or companionship, but is not ultimately sustainable.

The sexbot industry is another story altogether. Realbotix , a company that launched the world’s first interactive female sex bot last year, now plans to introduce a male counterpart—with a bionic penis to boot. It goes without saying that this brings new meaning to the term “hardware.”

Last year’s release of the female sex bot, Harmony , was an industry disruptor for its ability to imitate […]

Wind Industry Embraces Robots to Boost Safety, Cut Costs

Wind Industry Embraces Robots to Boost Safety, Cut Costs

Drones are coming to the wind industry in a big way. An $8 million cash injection for a little-known startup this month highlighted the growing importance of robotics in wind turbine operations and maintenance.

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based SkySpecs, which makes drone systems for wind farm inspections, gained the funding through a Series B financing round led by Statkraft Ventures with UL Ventures, Capital Midwest and previous backers Venture Investors, Huron River Ventures and others.

SkySpecs will use the cash to add greater intelligence to an autonomous system that the company says can carry out a full turbine rotor-blade inspection within 15 minutes, at the push of a button and with no additional human insight.

“This year we will enable owners to harness […]

Sex Robot Company Considering Transgender Droids

Sex Robot Company Considering Transgender Droids

A Californian sex robot company is considering the production and sale of transgender sex robots.

“We do believe there is a market not only for transgender, but for any other sexual preferences of gender,” said Realbotix AI head Guile Lindroth, who added that a transgender sex robot is “not out of our plans,” and would not be “difficult.”

Despite this, Lindroth declared they “are starting with female and male before going further,” with their male sex robot set to launch this year.

Though there are no transgender sex robots yet, Realdoll, the company which owns Realbotix, “currently offers penis attachments for female sex dolls,” according to the Sun , who also claimed that “the company offers to create custom-built ‘trans’ dolls […]

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Are Meant to Win Over Humans

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Are Meant to Win Over Humans

FILE – Hanson Robotics’ flagship robot, Sophia, is pictured in Hong Kong, Sept. 28, 2017. Founder David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines.” HONG KONG —

David Hanson envisions a future in which robots powered by artificial intelligence evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems.

If only it were as simple as that.

The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his Hong Kong-based startup Hanson Robotics are combining AI with southern China’s expertise in toy design, electronics and manufacturing to craft humanoid "social robots" with faces designed to be lifelike and appealing enough to win trust from humans who interact with them.Hanson, 49, […]

‘NONSENSE’ Experts question if Sex Robot Samantha 'will orgasm more for nice men'

‘NONSENSE’ Experts question if Sex Robot Samantha ‘will orgasm more for nice men’

The sex robot craze is sweeping the globe, with ultra realistic robots taking the place of working girls.

It has ben claimed that the AI will become so realistic, that the robots will be able to interact with punters in ways never thought possible.

Creator Sergi Santos previously claimed that Samantha will have a moral code, and wil be able to judge if the men visiting her are nice people. ‘NONSENSE’: Sergi Santos’ claims about Samantha have been questioned But a team of robotics experts have questioned Mr Santos bold predictions.

Robotics professor Noel Sharkey, who also appears as a jude in Robot Wars, questioned whether Mr Santos can pull of the technical side of the mode.He told Inverse: "There is nothing […]