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Lecture on sex robots next week
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funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 10 April 2017 18:29
In London.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reg-lecture-sex-ai-robots-and-you-tickets-32650677054

As a proud member of the tech law community, I will be attending. Are you coming?

There are plenty of sticky legal issues in sextech, and I doubt we'll get to the bottom of them all in one evening.

So, who's up for it?
Twinkle twinkle little wang
Posted - 10 April 2017 18:32
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I'll be home late tonight darling.

Oh why?

I am going to a lecture on sex robots with a guy I met on the internet. Don't wait up.
Twinkle twinkle little wang
Posted - 10 April 2017 18:33
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Wife: *looks at amazon echo* alexa I knew u were a bad idea, u bitch
Twinkle twinkle little wang
Posted - 10 April 2017 18:36
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Wife:

*looks at henry hoover*

I don't know what you're smiling about u little ladypart
Used Psychology
Posted - 10 April 2017 18:36
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Will they be erecting something inside the venue?
Used Psychology
Posted - 10 April 2017 18:38
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*Wang's washing machine has nothing to add*
Lydia
Posted - 10 April 2017 19:56
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Could be dangerous if people set them to go further than they end up wanting them to go.
funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 10 April 2017 20:49
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Could be dangerous if people set them to go further than they end up wanting them to go.

Add an Internet connection, and you have even more interesting issues. If Person A controls the device over the Internet to do something which Person B dislikes, and Person B revokes consent, has Person A committed an offence? Not rape, under English law, but potentially assault by penetration.

And what if, due to a security vulnerability, Person A controls Person B's device without Person B's consent at all. Within the computer misuse / cybercrime framework, and potentially assault by penetration too. But if it does indeed fall under, say, s1 Computer Misuse Act, s62 SOA would also seem to be triggered (Committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence), adding another offence to the charge sheet.

We might touch on this next week. So to speak.
Scylla
Posted - 11 April 2017 05:27
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Funky did you see that recent case where I think it was a Canadian company, had 'smart' vibrators and other sex toys.

What they didn't tell consumers was that all the date generated was also sent back to the company so it could do analytics and studies for various purposes.

From recall they ended up paying out something like $10,000 to each consumer effected.

I tried to link you happy but weirdly enough the internet sensors here don't like me searching for "sex toy privacy issues"
funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 11 April 2017 06:41
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Heh! Yes, I can imagine.

Thank you. Yes, I know the case. I wrote an introductory piece on various legal issues of sextech a couple of months ago, and data protection implications of connected devices was one of the key parts.
Lydia
Posted - 11 April 2017 08:59
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If person A likes being made to do things they don't like that's even more complex, although I'm not sure the issues are that different from when they are off line. One thing is for sure pregnancy is unlikely with these machines if person A is hundreds of miles away from their lover person B (assuming there is a second person at all which there may not be), unless someone fills them with sperm I suppose and sexually transmitted diseases unlikely too so they are probably an awful lot safer than real sex.

May be they come with visual reality head sets so issues of what images we are allowed to look at will be relevant too and what if we get to a point when the machine allows your thoughts to be shown as images? There was recent technology which allowed someone paralysed to imagine lifting his cup to his lips or something through brain waves and it did that. I hope we can make sure that whatever people think which is then translated into images only they see is lawful no matter what the thought is.

Captain Mal
Posted - 11 April 2017 09:16
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Boston Dynamics will be the death of us all.

Not only are they probably going to accidentally create Skynet but it'll be when Skynet watches the youtube videos of them teasing and beating the sh1t out of their earlier creations that it will decide it is best off without us.
Lydia
Posted - 11 April 2017 09:33
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Meanwhile in Lincoln http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4399506/Woman-sex-dogs-bestiality-party-SP ARED-jail.html... had she only known she could have used a robotic instead and all would have been well.
funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 11 April 2017 16:41
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I actually attended a discussion at San Diego State University recently which concerned itself with the ethics of robots

If you enjoyed that, you might like this:

http://www.britac.ac.uk/video/do-we-need-robot-law (video)

It was a very good event, IMHO.

May be they come with visual reality head sets

Already there, as far as I know...
THE INTERNET
Posted - 11 April 2017 23:30
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Be sure to say hi to all the roffers you will no doubt see there!
Lydia
Posted - 12 April 2017 09:06
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..oops I meant "virtual reality" not visual reality although it's probably much the same.....
funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 12 April 2017 16:48
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Be sure to say hi to all the roffers you will no doubt see there!

I shall keep my eyes peeled for the Glowing Orange Screen of Identification.
Twinkle twinkle little wang
Posted - 12 April 2017 16:53
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That'll be laz's barnet funxta
Jethro is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 12 April 2017 16:55
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How can you "like being made to do things you don't like"?

It makes no sense at all.
Twinkle twinkle little wang
Posted - 12 April 2017 16:56
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It does make some semse of the in the car thing
prestonengland
Posted - 12 April 2017 16:58
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The one in the pic looks nothing like that robohunny from Ex Machina. Defo in when they're as good as her.
funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 12 April 2017 18:16
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I'll, erm, see if I can get an ETA on that, Preston!
Twinkle twinkle little wang
Posted - 12 April 2017 18:20
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Funx is upcycling his roomba presto should be ready in a week
funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 12 April 2017 18:23
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The Roomba is really only good at picking up small things.

So it should be fine.
funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 12 April 2017 18:24
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(This marks a break from my usual form of just being rude to Anna.)
funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:37
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It was excellent
I'm voting Lib Dem y'know
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:39
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Did enjoy the sticky issues?

Or was it not a demonstration?
funkymonkeyesq
Posted - 19 April 2017 22:46
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Video clips, but no demonstrations.
sad banta
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:19
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Careful with the Roomba upcycling. Those Roombas are into some pretty freaky stuff:

https://www.facebook.com/jesse.newton.37/posts/776177951574
harlequin01
Posted - 20 April 2017 14:20
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"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. .... Attack ships on fire off the coast of Orion. I watch C-Beams glitter in the dark near Tannhauser Gate. Hugeys cum face".

"Time .... to die."
Lydia
Posted - 20 April 2017 16:54
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You certainly can but I'm not going to explain here.