Professor Noel Sharkey and Aimee van Wynsberghe, co-directors of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, have released a report exploring the impact of robots on society, with a focus on our sexual relationships. In particular, it highlights the impact of child-like sex robots on child pornography.
The ethics of our relationship to robots and other AI applications is a growing field of exploration: and none too soon. Already, a court in Canada is investigating whether a man importing a child-like sex robot from Japanese company Harumi Designs is guilty of child pornography.
In July, a group of five major tech companies launched a new Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society.
Who else should be involved in these conversations, and what checks are needed?