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By 40 or 50 years, everyone of a marriageable age will have grown up with electronics all around them at home, and not see them as abnormal.People who grow up with all sorts of electronic gizmos will find android robots to be fairly normal as friends, partners, lovers. Because science fiction is naturally one of the first things that leapt to my mind when I think of a society with robots in it. The only sci-fi book I ever read was as a favor to a publisher who wanted a quote from me on the back cover, but the book was so dreadful that I couldn't support it.One of the most common reasons people pay for sex was that people wanted variety in sex partners.And with robots, you could have a blonde robot today or a brunette or a redhead. Or they don't want to commit to a relationship, but just to have a sexual relationship bound in time.It had a profound effect on me—that not everything is as it seems, and that simulations can be very convincing. And if you or others could be taken in just by a wax figure, even for a moment, imagine what a realistic robotic simulation of a person would do.
I wanted to find someone to get to some part of the exhibition and I saw someone, and it didn't dawn on me for a few seconds that that person was a waxwork.I funded a project for three years that won the Loebner Prize in 1997, a world championship for conversational computer programs decided by a Turing test–type conversation.In other words, the program's responses tried as much as possible to be indistinguishable from those of a human, and in Turing's conception, the machine could be said to think.Donald Michie was an amazing guy who was killed just recently in a car crash. It turned out in time that approach didn't work, that chess programs would use completely different techniques that are not humanlike at all.
But I was still left interested in simulating human thought processes and emotions and personality.
All those reasons that people want to have sex with prostitutes could also apply to sex with robots. When I started, the research was almost entirely on male clients, but the number of women who pay for sex is on the increase, although there's not much published on the subject.