Writer Wen Hsieh 01.06.2020 / Photographer

What will change in the dependence between humans and non humans (sexbot) after the protecting policies work.

According to my interview, most interviewees will not choice sexbot to be their intimate partner in the short term. The interviewees divided two groups, one don’t have doll experiences, the other have. The number of the former interviewees was extremely small percentages accepting sexbot. Also, the latter interviewees, they keep standing far away from the bots due to the hight cost and not transparence of the privacy system.

Yet, why is the relationship between human who not interested in and sex robot still far away? The reason most interviewees hold was that humans tend to get along with their homorace and to build intimate relationships with them. Despite the high risk of virus infection causes by close contact with humans. Some respondents were willing to bear the risk of virus infection and maintained stable social network activities. The other interviewers said that even if the circle of friends is narrowed down, Feeling lonely and unwilling to have feelings with sex robots. However, this was quite different from my prediction that human beings may shrink their circle of friends due to viruses, and then expand the relationship between virtual characters and sex robots. Thus, I think the reason is probably because of the theory of uncanny valley. The interviewees still feel strange and creepy to sex robots. BUT there was interesting observation here, the group which not have doll experience, some members shared they do not mind to have intimate connection with virtual characters. Namely, they were afraid to have intimate relationship with artificial intelligent body, but interested in connect of virtual characters. They found the way to satisfy their lonely inspirits.

In contrast, the interviewees who have dolls experiences have already moved beyond the uncanny valley theory. They are highly interested in sexbot and excited about developing further relationships with bots. In terms of dependency, they may be a group which are highly dependent on AI sexbots. Because of this demand, they are particularly concerned about the future trend of artificial intelligence as well as the right of privacy.

In conclusion, after the protecting policies work, what will happen to the dependence between human and sexbot ? At present, according to my survey, the increase in dependence of human beings and sex robots only belongs to specific groups. Most of the interviewees are still in the theory of uncanny valley, the few are interested in virtual characters, such as hologram, Replika: My AI Friend and so on.

在保護政策生效後,人類與非人類 (sexbot)之間的依賴性會發生什麼變化?

“我認為在保護政策生效後,sexbot很有潜力成為未來人類的親密夥伴。”

根據我的採訪,大多數受訪者短期內不會選擇sexbot作為他們的親密伴侶。受訪者分為兩組,一組沒有人形玩偶經歷,另一組有人形玩偶經歷。前受訪者中接受sexbot的比例非常小。另外,後一個被採訪者,由於高昂的成本和不透明的隱私系統,他們一直遠離機器人。

然而,為什麼對性機器人不感興趣的人與性機器人之間的關係仍然遙遠?大多數受訪者認為的原因是人類傾向於與他們的同族相處,並與他們建立親密關係。儘管與人類密切接觸會導致病毒感染的高風險。部分受訪者願意承擔病毒感染風險,維持穩定的社交網絡活動。另一比特採訪者說,即使朋友圈縮小了,也會感到孤獨,不願意和性愛機器人有感情。然而,這與我的預測完全不同:人類可能會因為病毒而縮小朋友圈,然後擴大虛擬人物與性機器人之間的關係。囙此,我認為原因可能是因為神秘谷理論。受訪者對性愛機器人仍然感到陌生和毛骨悚然。但這裡有有趣的觀察,這群沒有玩偶經驗的人,有些成員分享他們不介意與虛擬人物有親密的聯系。也就是說,他們害怕與人工智慧體有親密關係,卻對虛擬人物的連接感興趣。他們找到了滿足他們孤獨的靈感的方法。

相比之下,有玩偶經歷的受訪者已經超越了神秘穀理論。他們對sexbot非常感興趣,並對進一步發展與機器人的關係感到興奮。在依賴性方面,他們可能是一個高度依賴人工智慧sexpots的群體。正因為如此,他們對人工智慧的未來發展趨勢以及隱私權問題尤為關注。

綜上所述,在保護政策生效後,人與性機器人的依賴關係會發生什麼變化?現時,根據我的調查,人類和性機器人的依賴性新增只屬於特定的群體。大部分被採訪者還停留在神秘穀的理論上,很少有人對虛擬人物感興趣,比如全息圖、Replika:我的人工智慧朋友等等。

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