One young Japanese man even held a real-world, live-cast commitment ceremony with his virtual girlfriend from a dating sim called "Love Plus," which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies on the Nintendo DS handheld game console since 2009.
“Tools like [Amazon’s] Alexa are interesting, but the ultimate goal of everybody is to build something with a body and a brain, right? “I wanted to do something that would make my mother say ‘wow’ when she sees it.
(Extract from television series, Westworld)JASON OM, REPORTER: Science fiction has created worlds where the idea of having sex with artificial intelligence is completely natural.
In the latest instalment, US TV series Westworld, robots are slaves to their human masters.
It would, um, never get tired, never have a headache, right?
NEW YORK TIMES VIDEO: I look forward to getting to know you.