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Lonely Men Turning to Artificially Intelligent Virtual Assistants for Sex

Oct 29, 2016 08:50 AM EDT

Lonely men and bored teenagers have now started to take the help of artificially intelligent virtual assistants for sexually explicit conversations, according to a recent article featured on Mirror. An expert claims that single men are depending on chatbots and virtual assistants to engage in "dirty talk." Ilya Eckstein, CEO of Robin Labs, said that his company's own virtual assistant is now being used by people many times every day for the type of conversations, which they should not be having with a machine. Teenagers and truckers, in particular, talk to Robin 300 times every day because they are lonely and bored, he added. Robin is out there to help drivers find the best possible route; however, now it's being used for a different purpose.

Besides those who want to engage in dirty talks, there are some who want to maintain a deeper relationship. These lovelorn folks use the virtual assistant to flirt or fantasize about a sex slave or a submissive partner, Eckstein was quoted by Quartz. Facebook rolled out the ability to build chatbots for Facebook Messenger in April 2016. And now, thousands of developers like Robin Labs are working on them. A major portion of the amount of early-on inquiries is about the sex life of the chatbot, said Deborah Harrison, a writer for Micorsoft's Cortana. Another popular bot is Apple's Siri, with the video Making Siri Talk Dirty being viewed over a million times on YouTube. The second series, Making Siri Talk Dirty 2, has crossed the two million view mark.

In the last two years, the number of AI PAs and bots that can talk back has gone up drastically on operating systems and mobile apps. Currently, there are more than 11,000 chatbots on Facebook Messenger alone offering a broad variety of unique information services.

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