The development of artificial intelligence and robots is now proceeding so rapidly according to robotics expert David Levy, author of Love + Sex With Robots, that in 2015, he claims people will be having sex with robots and by 2050, people will be having full-blown romantic relationships with them. "Soon it will be possible to produce anatomically correct mechanical partners that are sort of an upgrade to the sex dolls on sale now, complete with sound effects." It will take quite a bit longer for robotic science to progress to the point at which artificial intelligence is capable of holding conversations with humans and forming a reasonable facsimile of a romantic relationship, but Levy says it's inevitable. "You will find robots conversation partners that will talk to you and you will get as much pleasure from it as talking to another human." It may seem grotesque to fall in love with a robot, but Levy says that for people with psychological problems or physical deformities, it could be a huge consolation as there are millions of people in the world who have nobody. Film at 11.
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