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Sex robots will become "super-intelligent" by the middle of this century and may start to rebel against their owners, an expert has claimed.
Huge advances in artificial intelligence have already created a competitive and innovative market.
Elite sex robots are currently capable of carrying out conversations, developing their own personalities, and mimicking orgasms.
RealDoll, a manufacturer based in Las Vegas, the US, is working on a model with facial recognition.
Academic Dr David Levy believes their intelligence will outstrip humans’ by 2050.
The author, who published Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-robot Relationships in 2007, told the Daily Star: "I think by the middle of this century they’ll be super intelligent.
"We’ve already seen AI succeeding brilliant in serious domains, and the speed with which new discoveries are being made is quite phenomenal."
These advances could help create more rebellious robots, Dr Levy believes.
He went on: "If the robots are being programmed with artificial general intelligence – which allows them to understand anything that’s been previously stated online or in literature – then robots could actually become smart enough to decide that they don’t want to do what they’ve been programmed to do, and to do something different.
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"Just like people can – people are taught legal codes and moral codes, but some don’t obey them."
Some experts have long argued that sex robots deserve human rights – and that we need to rethink our relationship with synthetic companions.
Asked if they could eventually perceive themselves as slaves, Dr Levy responded: "Yes, they could they could also view humans as their slaves.
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"There’s no practical limit, I don’t believe there’s any real limit to the intellectual and physical capabilities of robots during the remainder of this century.
"The speed with which AI has developed in the last 20 years or so is phenomenal."
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