Survey: 4 in 10 people would have sex with a robot

Shawn Knight

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In a nutshell: We’ve been told for years – decades, even – that robots / artificial intelligence will one day take our jobs, and maybe even rule over humanity. But are they also going to replace our significant others? According to a recent survey from chatbot maker Tidio, plenty of people are open to the possibility.

In a survey of over 1,200 people, Tidio found that roughly 42 percent of respondents said they would have sex with a robot. Males are more receptive to the idea, with 48 percent saying they would engage in sexual intercourse with a humanoid robot. Only 33 percent of females answered the same way.

What about romance, you ask? Tidio covered that base as well.

A full 39 percent of respondents said they would be open to being in a romantic relationship with an artificial intelligence. Breaking it down by gender, 43 percent of men said they’d be game compared to just 33 percent of women.

Looking at other situations where AI would be welcome, a full 78 percent of those polled said they’d be alright with an AI robot cleaning their house. Similarly, 70 percent of respondents would have no issue with a robot preparing their food, and 68 percent would let AI plan their budget and do their taxes.

How about more risky tasks? Of those polled, 52 percent said they would let an AI robot perform surgery on them, and 57 percent would be alright with AI handling airline traffic control duties. Furthermore, 60 percent would hail a self-driving taxi during heavy traffic and 54 percent would let AI make decisions regarding the economy of the country.

Image credit Francesco Tommasini, Kindel Media

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wiyosaya

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:facepalm: IMO, the people who want to have any kind of relationship with an AI/Robot/Whatever, must have a mechanical personality. 🤣 Or they must have had some really spectacularly bad relationships in the past. 🥺
 
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Nobina

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Translation: 4 out of 10 people can't have sex with women so they have to settle for robots that resemble them.
 

Beerfloat

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Taking the matching agendas and moods, reciprocity, fantasy, embarrassment, disgust, basically a bunch of psychological aspects out of sex and making it more targeted and mechanical could be good, sometimes.
 

QuantumPhysics

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Female Robots (gynoids) can't divorce you, can't file sexual harassment charges and can be programmed to make your favorite dishes - not to mention they can clean the house with 99.3% efficiency in 1/3rd the time.

The only problem is they can't birth a baby for you.

Now...it's very possible some gynoid may realize this and use its AI to figure out a way to "procure" and "install" a womb in itself so it can further serve its human master.
 

ypsylon

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I'm sure that was the most important question anyone could ask about robots. :D

Technically robots (as a primitive not thinking sex-machines) are used for quite long time. Robot doesn't have to look like human to be robot.

Androids that's a long time away. I would cuddle EDI from ME in a heartbeat, just like others would Data from ST. Let's not forget that particular avenue was explored already in TNG Naked Now with Data and Tasha Yar or ME3 with EDI and Joker.
 

JamesBlond

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Female Robots (gynoids) can't divorce you, can't file sexual harassment charges and can be programmed to make your favorite dishes - not to mention they can clean the house with 99.3% efficiency in 1/3rd the time.

The only problem is they can't birth a baby for you.

Now...it's very possible some gynoid may realize this and use its AI to figure out a way to "procure" and "install" a womb in itself so it can further serve its human master.
So it will connect a Tech-womb to the Tech-gina to be able to give you nano-bots