SEXBOT AND THE FUTURE OF ONLINE DATING in South Africa


SEXBOT is coined from the amalgamation of the word sex and robots, these are androids supported with an Artificial Intelligence (AI), that can fulfill the role of a perfect sex partner, be as real as a human being, and even comes with more benefits that a human may not be able to render for example they cannot refuse you, and you can as well personalize their settings to your specifications (i.e. they can be made to possess “all” the qualities you need in a human), they can provide more realistic experience, more pleasure and precise optimum sexual output.

Although the concepts of an actual artificial free sex partners in ZA still seems strange and unrealistic to the society, however the “sexbot industry” is real and it’s gaining more popularity on a daily bases with more people gaining interest in the idea every day. According to a research by the University of Tufts 50% of an average man find it relatively permissible to have sex with a robot, and prefer to have one. As of now there are over 30 female and 11 models sex robots ready for sale by Abyss Creations, a California based company.

Meanwhile these interest and higher preference set for Sexbots over humans is getting integrated to our online dating world. A 39 years old man has recently created a profile for a sexbot called Harmony on Tinder dating app, and he wrote a description thus, “Hi, I’m an anatomically correct, sexually capable robot with advance AI, I’m on Tinder and other dating apps in South Africa to find out if guys are interested in me.” And within two hours of uploading some pictures about the robots and sending a like to every man that appears as a match, the profile had 92 matches, this breakthrough in the use of sexbot may affect the fundamentals of human relationship even to the level of online dating, and if the trend of things continue exponentially like this it is projected that in the next three years androids will be posing a significant competition with humans especially on dating sites.

THREE YEARS PROJECTION

As robots become an ever increasing part of our daily lives, it is projected that humans could soon prefer love with machines than humans in the next three years. According to some facts extracted from makeuseof.com the following proposition was made that;

  • Reports suggest it that over 27% of humans between the ages of 18-34 years will feel normal to form friendship and even romantic relationship with sexbot other than humans.
  • Men are more likely to embrace the sexbots, with reports that men are likely to form relationships with android three times more than women.
  • 70% of divorce will be caused by smartphones related issues in the United States.
  • 42% of people aged between 18-34 years old will be depressed or unhappy seeing other people’s lives online.

These and so many other facts are the projections of state of effect of androids on online dating and threatens to add some of these complications to the dating power structure

PROS AND CONS OF SEXBOTS ON ONLINE DATING

The positive effects of sexbot on our societal situations cannot be underestimated and as well as the disadvantages of these android on our human relations cannot be overlooked, the following are the advantages and disadvantages of sexbot;

PROS

  • They can be customize to one’s personal preference, settings like the eye, hair, skin color, shape of  breasts and nipples to adapts to their owners mood and likening.
  • They reduce or even curb the incidence of sex crimes and sexual violence against women and children.
  • They promote safer sex by avoiding the spread of infectious diseases and prevent unwanted pregnancy and them reducing abortion rate, eliminate sex trafficking, tourism and prostitution.
  • They are useful therapeutically, it is also an avenue to manage pedophiles. It will also change some societal norms like rape, awkward family interactions

CONS

  • The high cost of sexbots will directly the immediate society immensely, by increasing the monetary crime rate explosively, because currently a top-range model cost about $30, 000.
  • Dehumanization of the society which might results to loss of identity between peers.
  • Robots taking the jobs of sexual workers, physiotherapists and by so doing, integrating the ever-increasing unemployment rate in the society.
  • According to FBI, romance scams cause the highest financial costs of all internet related crimes, and there’s possibilities some bots maybe design by the manufacturer in such a way to victimize the owner to financial loss.
  • Might results to increase in divorce rate between married couples.

Dating has always been difficult, for men and women alike, however latest advance in technology which brought to us online dating, is also bringing artificial intelligence replacing our natural preference on human relationship, and these androids(sexbots) has threaten to add to the complications to the dating power structure.

ETHICS OF SEX WITH ROBOT

With alarming exponential outburst in the production and technical developments of sex robots otherwise known as sexbots, which has amounted to the rapid conservations of the future of free sex and human relationships. This issue pose a numerous questions to us concerning dehumanizing our society with the use of artificial intelligence and androids.

Sexbots may take the mainstream, unlike sex toys and dolls that are typically sold off-the-radar, and according to a survey in the United States, suggests that almost half of American thinks having sex with robots will be common in the next 50 years.

THE FUTURE OF SEX

Although the benefits of robots cannot be under emphasized in our society and culture, but robotics must be developed ethically, so that the danger of dehumanization by robots can be controlled. Technology is not sophisticated enough to build an autonomous robot that can choose to object having sex or even to love, which means robots cannot consent, even if our technology developed to evince love and lust and it is still an algorithm which means it still cannot consent, and that is slavery, originally love and sex cannot be bought, people that believe that sex can be bought are trading on a dangerous illusion/idea that “sex is a commodity” and “human can be tool” body as a property, because love and sex cannot be extracted or transfer outside a person, the only possible way to trade sex is to extract it out of a person’s body.

RATIONALIZATION OF HUMAN EXPLOITATION

Love and sex are not a transferable object, therefore making it impossible to buy them, numerous efforts has been put forth by numbers of renowned philosophers to produce a justification and rationalization of human exploitation, trying to create modifications and complications to think the body be separated from a personality and in fact thinking a body as a property or tool, according to Aristotle in his politics 12353b23 stated that “Tools may be animate as well as inanimate…. a slave is a sort of living piece of properties.” What Aristotle did is to create an illusion that can be used to rationalize the exploitation of human being, he made it possible for us to consider humans as tools and can be exploited because they can be proper. Another philosopher Renne Descartes also make us believe that the mind and the body are separate that the mind belongs to a person but the body is a thing, this and a lot of ideas has been successfully integrated to our modern culture, which is an attempt to create a rationalization of human exploitation, for example “prostitution” which is assumed to be a personal free choice. But prostitution cannot be selling sex it is just selling the exploitation of human being. Although it is possible to have love without sex and as well have sex without love, but it is impossible to have sex and love without personhood, they are both conservatives exclusively for living persons and creatures, so it is wrong to have sex outside a person,

SEX AND ROBOTS

It is psychologically incorrect to ever have the idea of a sex robots or artificial sexual personnel, because sex is a function of a body and it is not correct to separate personhood from a body, but the development of ideas that is rationalizing the exploit of humans has created a sex robot which are supposed to be refers to a mechanical robots or porn robots.

THEIR IMPLICATIONS ON ONLINE DATING

Online dating for India gives you the chance to be yourself to opening a world of new opportunities, these and some other significant success online dating has made to our society can be easily destroyed if the exponential production and development of sex robots persist. Which might result to:

  • It will be a bad idea for online dating marketers, because there would be dehumanization, which means lesser people will engage in online dating.
  • It would reduce the social skills that are essential to human connections
  • Missing out on great relationships with people which online dating has always been producing.

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Fight Against Online Dating Scams?

Blinded by love, the online dating environment has seen most users fall prey to online scams, what is the role of artificial intelligence to this effect?

The Horrors of Online Dating Scams in Recent Years

Over the years, millions of people have turned to online dating with the hopes of finding love, unfortunately exposing them to the horrible schemes of fraudsters who come with the promise of love only to swindle them out of money.

According to recent research by the University of Warwick, most dating scams follow a predictable pattern. A fraudster creates a fake profile, makes a love connection with or offers free sex to an unsuspecting prey, and as soon as the victim falls in love with them, they proceed to make monetary or gift demands. In 2017, over 3000 online daters lost a collective sum of $14,600 and more to roam-cons, and most are often too embarrassed to make a report to the authorities.

Up until in recent times, no substantial efforts have been made to improve the state of current online dating/ matching algorithms to detect such fake accounts, but now, AI has come up with the promise of such, thus aiding law enforcement agencies to target these horrendous scammers.

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Curbing Online Dating Scams

According to a February 2019 publication by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that ‘think’ like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims. The most recent algorithm was developed by the University of Warwick and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Its primary task is to understudy the essential characteristics of a fake profile and apply that knowledge in detecting similar accounts on a given dating app.

However, the technology isn’t near perfect yet as shown by a recent demonstration of competency (see https://en-sg.datinginsider.net). In a recent trial operation, the algorithm produced a very low false-positive rate of around 1 percent. Hence, there a need to tighten the loose ends in future versions. While briefing on the importance of such technology, University of Warwick’s Prof. Sorell said: “Online dating fraud is a very common, often unreported crime that causes huge distress and embarrassment for victims as well as financial loss. Hence, Using AI techniques to help reveal suspicious activity could be a game-changer that makes detection and prevention quicker, easier and more effective, ensuring that people can use dating sites with much more confidence in future.”

How to find a soulmate?

To being with who is a soul mate? A soul mate is someone whom you share a deep connection with, someone you feel comfortable being yourself while with them, someone with whom you feel that you actually share the same destiny. If you are only looking for a fuck in London, you´d better find another solution. Getting as soul mate is the ultimate dream for all love birds. But, we all have to agree on one thing: finding a soul mate is not a walk in the park as finding a sexdate via a sex app. The following are some of the ways on how you can find your soul mate

This might sound so out of place, but, so as to attract your soul mate you need to place yourself in situations where you can easily bump into them. Differently than with casual encounters. I know, this sounds like a no-brainer but you need to present yourself with no fear. Who knows, your soul mate might also be out there waiting for you to gather the courage and present yourself to the public without fearing the consequences

It’s okay to have gone through heartbreaks; they are a good lesson, right? In order to attract a soul mate it is important to let go of the past, you need to forget all the pain and heartbreak you have gone through previously. Open yourself to love, accept love being offered to you and love back unconditionally

One thing is certain; you can’t attract love if it doesn’t come from within you. So as to attract your soul mate you need to cultivate love in you, it is only when you love yourself will you accept the love being offered to you. Having self-esteem and confidence is essential in finding yourself a soul mate. And maybe a dating site will help and speed up things.

It’s the dream of the vast majority of people that they will find their soul mates. It’s not easy, but, on following a few guide steps things might turn to your favor.

Love in the Age Of Algorithms

Meeting the perfect person is merely but a click away; however, what is the impact of matching algorithms in the traditional dating circle and do they truly, and really match?

Love in the Dawn of Online Dating

The first time I came across the use of data algorithms and online matchmaking was surprisingly through the first season of famous 2000’s TV series ‘how I met your mother’ ever since those crude descriptions and methods, online dating has gone a long way and in a relatively short amount of time. For starters, the shy perception shrouding online dating has changed, it has firmly embedded into the society.

Tinder, OkCupid, and eHarmony each with the promise to help you find the “right one” through algorithmic analysis of thousands of profile data but, do they really contribute to the success of a date? Let’s go through this stuff properly. Basically, what these algorithms do is match profile data with most compatible likes and preferences b’cos it’s assumed that people with similar interests tend to get more romantically involved than otherwise. However, in the traditional dating setting, a lot of factors come into play in this context.

For starters, partner’s personalities account for only half a percent of how happy a date or relationship is, thanks to a 2012 paper “Psychological Science in the Public Interest,“ published by Northwestern University’s Eli Finkel and four co-authors. Basically, a relationship depends on three factors according to Frankel et al.: quality of interaction, individual characteristics, and surrounding circumstance’s so basically algorithms brings less than 6% to the table of love and a happy relationship.

From a more critical perspective, matching algorithms aren’t really as great as they are hyped. Look at it from my perspective, if I have to pay good money for a dating site to match me to a partner, I expect the matching algorithm to predict the success of the relationship basically, I wouldn’t have to jolt around multiple partners to find a perfect match. This is the major obstacle all matching algorithms face, and their lack of accountability for future circumstances is why we jibe off to the next person because let’s face it, relationships go beyond a pretty/handsome face and an impressive profile. So with this in mind, these are some key factors future algorithms need to address.

Predictive reports

Match and eHarmony laid the online groundwork decades ago, but just like I stated earlier, there’s still a long way to go. Stuff such as the potential for AI to predict sexual chemistry via wearable tech and specific gene codes this would really save a lot of stress. Algorithmic matching has already had a tremendous effect on how people meet, form relationships and date but not in the areas of providing a probable analysis of how well this match goes. I would expect in the future when I meet someone online and go through their profile, there’s a predictive analysis on how dating this person would seem. Like, “hey Chester there’s a 65% chance you’re gonna have a wedding with Amy in 6 months,” wink.

VR and AR in creating date scenarios

With people gradually getting comfortable with strapping on VR headsets, I expect future online dating environment to incorporate intelligent use of VR and AR in love matching. I envision a scenario where daters can meet in virtual reality or even travel to desired locations, play video games while sitting in their couches. I am of the firm conviction this would go a long way to foster the success of online matchmaking.

Relationship support- coaching and counseling

Future matching algorithms should incorporate AI coaching and counseling assistance. I’ve always felt current love matching algorithms lack the ability to help build a healthy relationship. Communication, trust, and self-improvements are often the major rift causing factors of most relationship so since we have AI do most of our biddings today, why not create something that can help nurture these relationships beyond merely matching them?

Currently, AI such as Alexa and Siri have begun communicating and reviewing daily matches between users on a given dating platform, reminding users of scheduled dates and others. So we are hoping, future matching algorithms in collaboration with AI should have the capability to observe the impairing factors of a relationship and offer counseling regarding them.

To sum it up, matching algorithms have done a great job bringing people of like interests together but a lot needs to done in creating that natural chemistry of love and affection, and hopefully, future algorithms will address this.