Pew Report: Will Robot Sex Partners Become Commonplace?

The nonpartisan think tank Pew Research Center has recently released a report, titled, “AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs,” which discusses the future impact of artificial intelligence on the global economy and life in general. Of course, the most talked about topic was one sentence right in the middle of the report concerning sex robots. Stowe Boyd, lead researcher for GigaOM Research and one of the tech professionals surveyed by Pew, stated that ““Robotic sex partners will become commonplace, although the source of scorn and division, the way that critics today bemoan selfies as an indicator of all that’s wrong with the world.”

This is similar to the predictions of Dr. David Levy, author of Love and Sex With Robots, who believes that people may marry robots by 2050. While robotic sex partners or robotic wives are a technology of the future, you can chat with the virtual girls of Chatterbabes today. The virtual girls are fun, sexy and engaging, and hopefully aren’t an “indicator of all that’s wrong with the world.”