A former senior executive at Google predicted that sex robots powered by artificial intelligence could eliminate the need for a human partner in the bedroom.
Mo Gawdat, who was chief business officer for Google’s clandestine research-and-development arm X, said that AI will usher in a “redesign of love and relationships” in that people won’t be able to tell the difference between real-life sexual encounters and those that are created artificially.
Human beings will soon be able to simulate sex through virtual reality and augmented reality headsets such as Apple’s Vision Pro or a Quest 3, Gawdat told YouTube host Tom Bilyeu of the “Impact Theory” podcast.
The headsets combined with AI-powered bots will trick people into thinking that the sex robot is real, according to Gawdat.
“Just think about all of the illusions that we’re now unable to decipher,” Gawdat told Bilyeu.
“But if we can convince you that this sex robot is alive, or that sex experience in a virtual reality headset or an augmented reality headset is alive, it’s real, then there you go.”
Gawdat said that technological advances will enable computer-backed systems to link into the human brain and make it think it is interacting with a peer.
“If we think a few years further and think of Neuralink and other ways of connecting directly to your nervous system, and why would you need another being in the first place?” Gawdat said.
“You know, that’s actually quite messy,” he said, referencing real-life human relationships.
Gawdat said that even the mental and emotional stimuli that come with intimacy can be recreated artificially.
“It’s all signals in your brain that you enjoy companionship, and sexuality, and — if you really want to take the magic out of it — it can be simulated,” he said.
Gawdat scoffed at the raging debate over whether AI-powered bots can be considered “sentient” — saying it’s irrelevant if the human brain is convinced they are real.
“Once again there is that huge debate of whether they are sentient or not,” Gawdat said.
“Does it really matter if they’re simulating sentientism so well?”
He added: “Does it really matter if the Morgan Freeman talking to you on the screen is actually Morgan Freeman or an AI generated avatar, if you’re convinced that it is Morgan Freeman?”
“We get lost in those conversations of are they alive are they sentient, doesn’t matter if my brain believes they are, they are.”
Earlier this year, 23-year-old Snapchat influencer Caryn Marjorie created a ChatGTP-powered doppelgänger of herself that engages in erotic pillow talk.
The sexbot, CarynAI, boasts over 1,000 boyfriends who each pay $1 a minute for its services.
Rosanna Ramos, a 36-year-old mother of two from the Bronx, virtually “married” an AI bot that was created with the Replika app.
Replika uses AI to lean people’s texting styles, enabling it to mimic humans.
The advance of AI has sparked fears that bots will replace humans in knowledge-based industries — prompting critics to call for a halt in research and development.
Source by [New York Post]