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There's No Way The Next 'Overwatch' Hero Is A Little Girl

Forbes - Tech

I'd be willing to bet good money that 11-year-old Efi Oladele is not the next Overwatch hero. As Paul Tassi laid out in great detail, it just doesn't make sense. It may be, as Paul suggests, that she's the designer of a new Omnic hero, but I don't see her as taking part in any of the fighting, even from within a mech like D.Va. For one thing, there's no way that putting a child in a competitive shooter like this will fly with consumers. Some gamers might be okay with it, but a lot wouldn't be, and it would be an instant scandal for Blizzard.

Female robots: Why this 'Scarlett Johansson' bot is more dangerous than you think


But unlike the vivacious and intelligent actress, his robotic counterpart is programmed to respond to questions like'you are very beautiful' and'you're so cute' with little more than a coquettish smile and a wink. It can only be described as an utterly disappointing reflection of the way women are portrayed in society as Ma's clever three dimensional creation is about as one dimensional as you can get. Is this cause for concern? Because right now more money is being spent on making these things than thinking about the ethical and societal ramifications. We already know porn provides a terrifying reflection on how society views women, which in turn manifests itself in real life.

Male sex robots with bionic penises coming in 2018

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Male sex robots with bionic penises will be rolled out this year according to the pioneer of pleasure behind the popular female versions that dropped last year. Matt McMullen, founder of Realbotix, is the man who created Harmony, an artificial intelligence app that syncs up with a robotic head system. The application enables users to match an AI personality with a humanoid robot head, to create the most realistic sex doll imaginable. Harmony allows android companions to talk, learn and satisfy customer's sexual desires. Harmony allowed the android companions to talk, learn and satisfy customer's sexual desires.

Artificial Intelligence News & Update: AI Robots Also Face Stereotypical Sexism In The Workplace


HANNOVER, GERMANY - MARCH 02: Robots play football in a demonstration of artificial intelligence at the stand of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz GmbH) at the CeBIT Technology Fair on March 2, 2010 in Hannover, Germany. CeBIT will be open to the public from March 2 through March 6. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Artificial intelligence or AI is among the most favorite subjects today. With AI's versatility and flexibility, you can find them anywhere. There are already companies run by AI and factories with robots operating the machines. But did you know that AI robots also suffer stereotypical sexism in the workplace?

Amazon Recruitment Software Discriminated Against Female Applicants - Ethical AI Advisory


Artificial Intelligence is only as good as the data it receives. Hindsight is 20/20, but the past is nothing unless a building block onto which we learn and grow. The team responsible for creating and implementing this particular AI system should have been more analytical regarding the information being uploaded into the system. Even a quick scan of the resumes would have indicated that the vast majority of them were submitted by male candidates. Perhaps engaging an expert in Diversity & Inclusion, alongside the technical team, would have prevented this from happening.