This robot used to be an art exhibit – now it’s a webcam model
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This robot used to be an art exhibit – now it’s a webcam model

A decade ago, an artist named Giles Walker created a macabre puppet show out of disturbing and provocative automatons. At the center of his piece was a gyrating “sex bot” with a CCTV camera for a head that performed an erotic pole-dance. Walker says he created the work to explore voyeurism. Now he and it are in the sex industry. You can pay his art to talk dirty to you online while it gyrates, live and on-demand, for tips. Cardi-Bot, as its called, currently works in the employ of Camsoda – one of the world’s most popular live “sex cam” websites. As a quick side-note: Cardi-Bot is an unfortunate name. Intentional or not, it conjures comparisons to the rapper. And that doesn’t seem fair to either. Walker’s creation created a media stir in January at the Computer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas. A video of it doing its thing went viral on social media – the typical hilarity and hysteria surrounding AI ensued. Them robots comin for EVERYBODY job pic.twitter.com/sHYVt88Zta — whomst’veatlantavegas (@Namastaywoke) December 3, 2017 This, the internet seemed to agree, was as good a sign as any that no job would be safe from […]

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