AI-Powered Sex Robots Could Change Human Intimacy, And 'Redesign Love And Relationships'

Mo Gawdat
former Chief Business Officer at Google X

Put a powerful and dedicated AI into a robot, and observe how it can change the way humans see companionship, intimacy, sex, and even love.

Humans are social beings.

In general, they cannot live in solitude, and they need to have a person to be with, someone to talk and to listen to, a friend to laugh, share and play with, a partner to have intimacy with, and so forth.

What makes an AI different from a real human being is that, it doesn't have a physical form. While it can be extremely smart and capable, without a body, AIs cannot engage in physical relation with any human. On the other hand, robots have a body, but no brain.

Put them together, they can create a perfect match.

And according to a former executive at Google, they can also be the perfect match for humans.

Mo Gawdat
Mo Gawdat

Speaking on the YouTube channel Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Gawdat explained that:

" [...] the word robot in interesting, but sex alternatives, for sure."

" [...] get yourself an Apple Vision Pro or a [Meta] Quest 3, and see how realistic your desired other gender is. It's just incredible."

Thanks to Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), the headsets when combined with AI-powered bots can trick people into thinking that the interaction they make is real.

As soon as people can no longer able to tell the difference between real-life interactions and those that are created artificially, Gawdat argues that AI shall usher in a "redesign of love and relationships."

In the end, when intimacy is needed, or sex is inevitable, AI-powered robots, or a headset paired with a sex toy, could eliminate the need for a human partner.

Sexual encounter between AI-powered robots and humans is certain.

In the past, Harmony was considered the first anatomically-correct AI-powered sex robot, and later, it was revealed that people would rather pay to have sex with a robot than a human sex worker.

Then, after OpenAI introduced ChatGPT and sparked a war of generative AIs, it's revealed that the chatbots can indeed fulfill the fetish of its human users.

And when a social media influencer revealed that she uses AI to become the girlfriend of a thousand men, it became clear that technology can be the replacement for human-related sex and intimacy.

With technology, human beings shall be able to simulate sexual intercourse or other form of sexual activities through computer software and hardware.

" [...] just think about all of the illusions, that we are now unable decipher illusion from truth."

"But if we can convince you that this sex robot is alive, or that sex experience in a virtual reality headset or an augmented reality headset is alive, it’s real, then there you go."

In the future, where technological advances become more intrusive than ever, computer-backed systems linked to the human brain can make these things even more believable.

"If we think a few years further and think of Neuralink and other ways of connecting directly to your nervous system, and why would you need another being in the first place?"

"You know, that’s actually quite messy."

Gawdat is certain that these things can be possible because mental and emotional stimuli that come with intimacy can be recreated artificially.

"It’s all signals in your brain that you enjoy companionship, and sexuality, and — if you really want to take the magic out of it — it can be simulated."

And all of these is possible, even when AI-powered bots aren't yet "sentient."

"Once again there is that huge debate of whether they are sentient or not. Does it really matter if they’re simulating sentientism so well?"

"Does it really matter if the Morgan Freeman talking to you on the screen is actually Morgan Freeman or an AI generated avatar, if you’re convinced that it is Morgan Freeman?"

"We get lost in those conversations of are they alive are they sentient, doesn’t matter if my brain believes they are, they are."