FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE SEXBOTS – There’s nothing sacred for the jihadis:
The Third International Congress in Love and Sex with Robots has been rocked by terror threats from Muslim extremists.
The two-day conference, which started today, was supposed to take place at Goldsmiths University, where it was held last year.
But organisers have been forced to move the controversial meeting of computer scientists, AI experts and robot ethicists to a secret venue for security reasons.
The second annual conference was due to be held in Iskamdar, a Malaysian state, in 2015, but was banned by police for being “illegal”.
Police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the event was “ridiculous”, adding: “There’s nothing scientific about having sex with machines.”
Now, ahead of this year’s event, organisers have been told about terror threats from an “international group”.
As a precaution, organisers have hired security to patrol the new venue, in north London, for the duration of the conference.
They hate even the robotic females.
Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia:
In November, Sophia struck a blow for robots everwhere when she was granted Saudia Arabian citizenship—the first time any country recognized a robot in such a way. Now, Sophia, a social robot, is using her platform as the highest-profile robot in the world to advocate for women in her home nation.
Sophia’s advocacy comes amid a growing push for gender equality in Saudia Arabia. In September the country began permitting women to drive, and now the humanoid robot wants to push the conversation even further for females resideing in the Middle East—and across the globe.
The wise imams knew this was going to be a slippery slope: grant them citizenship, next thing they will be asking for rights. Should have just covered her up straight away and let her out only if accompanied by a male robot.