THE ROBOTICS OF SEX: RESEARCH PHASE

Not Spelt With a K

Recent developments in the field of robotics have bought society one step closer to the creation of artificially conscious, female sex robots – but not without its share of complicated gender politics relating to AI development. According to an ISACA Global Survey Report on breaking down gender barriers, in the tech sector men outnumber women at every job level: only 21% of tech executives are women. Women are discouraged from studying STEM degrees, they are faced with smaller wages, and there are unequal growth opportunities.

This artefact serves to observe the complicated gender politics relating to AI development, and analyse the hypothetical situations that may arise when a male dominated industry becomes the sole creator of conscious, female sex robots.

As we advance as a society, robots begin to reflect our culture. The article ‘Using/Abusing Fembots‘ by Helen Heath is an insight into the future of…

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