A hacker group called The Impact Team leaked internal memos from Ashley Madison's parent company, Avid Life, which revealed the widespread use of sexbots — artificially-intelligent programs, posing as real people, intended to seduce lonely hearts like Russell into paying for premium service. The strangers hitting you up for likes on Facebook? And, like many online trends, this one's rising up from the steamier corners of the web.Bloggers poured over the data, estimating that of the 5.5 million female profiles on the site, as few as 12,000 were real women — allegations that Ashley Madison denied. Bots are infiltrating just about every dating service.The country tentatively embraced the wider world, fostering a new generation of cosmopolitan urbanites.Virtual Talk is a AI chatting app that makes you talk with whomever you want.They remember him as an unusually serious child; when he was 8 he wrote a letter to his descendents declaring his most cherished values: wisdom and justice.
Love Palz, the virtual sex gadget designed for long-distance couples, has finally set a launch date for both its products and Web-based control center.A spokeswoman told me that the company is still working on launching a Love Palz i OS app, but progress has been delayed because of the App Store’s restrictions on selling adult-themed content.The Hera resembles a dildo, while the Zeus is like a sleeker, high-tech version of the infamous Fleshlight.If the best sex you ever had was with a robot, would you ever “go back” to human sex? And is “pimping” sex robots legal — and what if the experience was made addictive?These, and other difficult questions, were probed in a stimulating discussion between speakers whose work leads them to the edges of tech and sexuality; The panel was firmly guided by Alexander Görlach, founder and publisher of The European.