Do You Take This Robot …

(I began my journey studying A.I. and robotics when Stanford University offered a free course in these subjects in 2011 [ ]. I found this article interesting.)

Today we fall in love through our phones. Maybe your phone itself could be just as satisfying?


Pioneers of human-android romance now have a name, “digisexuals,” which some academics and futurists have suggested constitutes an emergent sexual identity.


When Akihiko Kondo, a 35-year-old school administrator in Tokyo, strolled down the aisle in a white tuxedo in November, his mother was not among the 40 well-wishers in attendance. For her, he said, “it was not something to celebrate.”

You might see why. The bride, a songstress with aquamarine twin tails named Hatsune Miku, is not only a world-famous recording artist who fills up arenas throughout Japan: She is also a hologram.

Read more — Do You Take This Robot … – The New York Times

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