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We Have Entered the Age of Artificial Intimacy

Published first in The Conversation as Sexbots, virtual friends, VR lovers: tech is changing the way we interact, and not always for the better

Narcissus by Caravaggio. c1599. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Twenty-first century technologies such as robots, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) are creeping into every corner of our…

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Rob Brooks

Rob Brooks

Professor. Studies links between evolution, culture, econ & tech. New book: Artificial Intimacy: Digital Lovers, Virtual Friends & Algorithmic Matchmakers.