New Study Finds 40 Percent Of People Would Have Sex With A Robot
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According to a new study, more than 40 percent of people say they would engage in sexual intercourse with a robot.
The question was put to a group of over 1,200 people, with a surprisingly large portion of the group expressing their openness to such an idea.
Of the entire audience, around 42 percent of them said they'd have sex with a robot.
However, in a tale as old as time, only 39 percent believe they'd be able to hold a romantic relationship with their AI counterpart.
Maybe romance is dead after all.
The research, which was undertaken by chatbot business Tidio, also found a notable difference between the attitudes of men and women.
Of their sample group, not only were men more receptive to the idea of sleeping with a robot - 48 percent of them in fact - they were also more willing to explore how a romantic relationship could work.
Forty-three percent of all male respondents thinking they could fall in love with an AI.
In fact, those conducting the research actually found that men in general are twice as likely to put their trust in artificial intelligence than women.
It wasn't just romance that people were quizzed on either. A variety of questions covered the wider impact AI is having on us a society, both right now and in the future.
Some of the standout findings included statistics like nearly 69 percent of college graduates believing AI could take their job, or make it obsolete in the next few years.
Another worrying stat from the research was that almost 78 percent of respondents are convinced AI will be used to spread misinformation.
However, it wasn't an entirely rough ride for the robots.
More than 45 percent of respondents had a positive attitude towards AI taking control of the economy, while a further 60 percent would be willing to use a self-driving taxi during heavy traffic.
It was a fairly mixed bag in terms of conclusions.
Based on the numbers, there was still an obvious skepticism towards giving cyborgs free rein over humankind anytime soon.
With that being said, the relative enthusiasm when it comes to robot sex is definitely a reflection on shifting mindsets.
Absolutely no judgement here folks, you do you.