Sex dolls could be given personalities for £16 a month
How about a bit of amorous banter with a fully-formed sex robot ?
Source: Jeff Parsons
It could be possible within the next 12 months.
California-based RealDoll, one of the world's most successful manufacturers of "love dolls" , has revealed plans to give its products a personality.
The company is currently building an artificial intelligence system called "Harmony" that could launch in 2017 in the form of a smartphone app.
RealDoll proposes that it will learn from the customer and adapt the sex doll's "personality" accordingly.
The kicker? It'll be a subscription-based model that'll cost you around £16 a month.
Then again, anyone spending upwards of £8,000 on one of RealDoll's girls will probably be willing to pony up the extra dosh.
Amazingly, this system could be rolling out to customers later this year - bringing the future of reciprocal sex 'bots right into the present day.
"We are developing the Harmony AI system to add a new layer to the relationships people can have with a Realdoll," the company's chief executive Matt Mullen told Digital Trends.
"Many of our clients rely on their imaginations to a great degree to impose imagined personalities on their dolls.
"With the Harmony AI, they will be able to actually create these personalities instead of having to imagine them.
"They will be able to talk to their dolls, and the AI will learn about them over time through these interactions, thus creating an alternative form of relationship.
"The scope of conversations possible with the AI is quite diverse, and not limited to sexual subject matter."
An entire team of AI engineers and designers are reportedly working on "Harmony".
"We feel that this system, and this technology, will appeal to a segment of the population that struggles with forming intimate connections with other people, whether by choice or circumstance," Mullen said.
“Furthermore, it will likely attract those who seek to explore uncharted and new territory where relationships and sex are concerned."