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Levy knows what he's talking about, as an International Master who was closely involved in the development of chess-playing programs and a former winner of the Loebner Prize for programs that can have human-like conversations.

His recent book, 'Love + Sex with Robots', has attracted a lot of attention from computer scientists, psychologists and those just interested in the idea of having sex with a machine, so it was a real pleasure to have the chance to chair a discussion with him in front of a lively audience at London's ICA.
Hmmm, who would really consider getting married to a robot? Or even the subsequent 'wedding night'

Though I do think that robots could be good company for some of society, eg. the elderly with no family

Source : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7348460.stm
    
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lolchobits.
also, win.
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as long as it can cook dinner and doesn't come with a voice box, Im down.
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It better have a good rack.
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Wow, homosexuality hasn't quite caught up in society yet so i doubt this ever will!

Although i suppose technically it isn't wrong. But anyone who develops a 'relationship' with a robot definitely needs a mental health check! *shivers*

Since when was sex between humans not enough

Things like that seriously creep me out lol And tbh, how can anyone really 'know' what they are talking about when it comes to robotics + relationships.

Sure the dude has knowledge and can relate to how robots operate. But i don't think that gives him grounds to talk about physical relationships.
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as long as it can cook dinner and doesn't come with a voice box, Im down.
Damn straight!!! but also add change the channel, give massages and ill buy one.

On the sexual side though...who on earth is sad enough to have sex with a robot? i mean come on thats really sad and pathetic...
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Hmmm, who would really consider getting married to a robot? Or even the subsequent 'wedding night'

Though I do think that robots could be good company for some of society, eg. the elderly with no family

Source : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7348460.stm
Or guys that live in their mom's basement
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get me a whorebot

just kidding.
     
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Or guys that live in their mom's basement
Yeah ? What's wrong about that ?
     
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i mean come on thats really sad and pathetic...
stop making fun of me!!!!!!!!!!!
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