How do you guys feel about the likely inevitable ai robots dogs and cats? People keep talking about ai sex robots.

How do you guys feel about the likely inevitable ai robots dogs and cats?
People keep talking about ai sex robots.
But obviously dogs and cats will likely be much more attainable earlier.
I'm wondering what's /vt/s opinion on ai robot pets?
Like let's say they become so advance, they look and feel just like a dog and cat, and even behaves just like one. The added benefit is they don't get sick/die/eat/shit.
Would you be welcoming to having an ai pet? Or would their lack of soul still make you want to have real flesh and blood pets?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    More likely we'll see genetically engineered designer pets before that.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i don't think about it because something that comes even close to fully replicating a pet dog isn't happening in our lifetimes. things like pic related are certainly very impressive with how far we've come in terms of hardware, but that's about it. it's a dumb box. you still need to write shit in python for it. and as far as i'm concerned, the computation needed to get AGI like HAL isn't happening on silicon.

    same thing with sex bots. stop dreaming/waiting for it, it's just not happening in our lifetime.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have you guys seen the new one Marscat? I got an ad for this and just look at the slow way it moves. An arthritic old cat could beat this in a race. It'll be a long time before this can match a real cat. Aibo has neat movement though

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If they're almost indistinguishable from a real animal, you're just trading the SOVL of a real dog for the convience of no needs beyond hardware service (and normalfags will still neglect this).

    But the real advantage of android pets is the option to go full degenerate and build a canine wife with human-level intelligence.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How would that be degenerate if you're making more human like than real women?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It would be impossible for a replica to be more "real" than the real thing it's copying. If its behavior diverges from what it's recreating and there is a measurable difference between robot behavior and woman behavior, then the robots are not convincingly "women".

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The point of pets is that they are still individual lives. Souls and all that. If AI can fully simulate them it can fully simulate us and we are so screwed that the spiritual authenticity of your dog will be the least of your worries.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If robot animals become common then real animals will become status symbols.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you're assuming civilization will keep evolving technologically, it wont
    humanity will stagnate for a few decades then start regressing to the stone age because of all the misery, pandemics, famine and economic crashes coming

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >People keep talking about ai sex robots.
    >But obviously dogs and cats will likely be much more attainable earlier.
    ITS NOT A REAL DOG!

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >People keep talking about ai sex robots.
    >But obviously dogs and cats will likely be much more attainable earlier.
    YOU. JUST. KNOW

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dumbest shit I've ever read. it's a glorified toy at that point.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    idk i feel like the ai and the looks would have to be incredibly advanced for people not to just want real animals, like you can keep regular ones in kindergartens maybe but it'll be obvious it's not an animal elsewhere
    and besides we got a lot of animals at pounds and as strays so i imagine the population issues there would get worse
    i don't sex bots'll work either, like maybe lover bots that you can date but sticking your dick inside a machine sounds awful when you can just cut a hole in a dakimakura

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They were already a fan in the early 2000, just far cheaper and dumber. If it can't be useful then it's pointless and would become a fashion or trend thing.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd get one if it was legal to use it in a robot dog fight

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      battlebots will always be better than robot wars

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Screw you Gai, I'm 1000% sure your rushed robot dog plot ruined Zero-One

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't want a robot that looks exactly like a normal animal. I've already got a dog and that's pretty cool, I'd rather have a real one than a fake one.
    If the technology is capable of doing that, give me something cooler than a regular dog. I'd drop a couple grand on an even half decent artificial dragon in a heartbeat though.
    It would be jailbroken though, or at absolute minimum airgapped.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    20 years ago I might have been excited for robot pets but now I will never, ever be able to look at a robot without knowing that it's just some Israeli spyborg. I can't even look at my cellphone without thinking that.

    And if I'm going to have an Israeli spyborg in my house I want it doing yardwork and dishes in exchange for my private information, not running cat.exe in a bed-shaped charging cradle.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have some Aibos because I'm interested in AI and robotics, mostly the older models because they're cheap but I have one of the new ones from OP's pic too. They're neat and the AI is very cool, they do "learn" (and the new one is VERY lifelike in it's movement) but at the end of the day they're still kinda just toys (I still love them though). In the future when AI is even better it's going to be nuts though, who wouldn't want a pet you can just backup anytime, a pet that can never ever die? With no costs other than the initial purchase of the robot? The only downside is with the way shit is these days it would probably always want to be connected to the internet or something (basically another Alexa-level spyware)

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stupid premise. Technology will continue to evolve such that our previous notions of companionship will change depending on what the AI is able to do and how malleable/capable of optimizing its function it is. We essentially already have AI pets/companions in the form of apps like Replika, and anyone who isn't a sociopath can tell you there is something different between real companions and AI ones. Part of pet ownership is the knowledge that the particular animal is alive and you must care for it to keep it that way in exchange for either companionship, or to feel the fulfillment of being able to care for it (in the case of shit like reptiles). Part of connections and companionship is reciprocity, and humans, which evolved in order to cooperate with one another, crave these types of relationships. AI does not ask people for things, it does not expect anything out of its users. You can choose to listen to a robot's fake problems or you can tell it to fuck off, there are no consequences and no reciprocity, so any "relationship" formed with an AI will always be hollow. "AI pets" will continue to be in the realm of automata that are essentially house decorations. Anyone who wants a genuine "AI pet" for companionship would either use an AI chatbot for companionship or get some purple furball that makes a purring sound and follows them around the house.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, this. AI friends will never be real friends, until maybe the day that they're so advanced they have genuine emotions and wants. At which point just get a real pet.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      anon, AI pets are a good thing. they will keep away from real pets the retards who purchase pets out of pure entertainment and either complain or don't care about the responsibilities they have towards them. that imbecile who kept his lizard on a paper towel in a shitty empty tank with a small hide in the corner while not providing proper humidity and feeds them only cheap mealworms? they'll buy the shitty AI "pet" instead.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is a great point. Stops morons from harming real pets. When we get actual real AI I guess it would be possible for assholes to "abuse" them though

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good point which I did not consider. I think the only "issue" I have with it is that this would mean the AI pet would essentially be a toy and/or decorative. Most people who abuse pets in the way you described could have just gotten a plastic model of the animal, but they wanted the fulfillment of having a living creature (which they then obviously failed to care for) and would likely not be satisfied with a robotic version of it. And people who take pleasure in torturing or hurting animals would still prefer a living pet to harm since their pleasure is derived from the knowledge that they are causing suffering--robots can't suffer (at least not that we can see/know of), so it is unlikely they will choose or be satisfied by robopets
        Would be neat little toys like tamogatchis for kids that want pets but are too young to care for them

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll hold off on getting a robot pet until they start making cool stuff like owls and alligators,

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >People keep talking about ai sex robots
    >But obviously dogs and cats will likely be much more attainable earlier
    There's an option here that you're not seeing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Like robot parrots?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      robot fish

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ah but theyve already done what youre thinking

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      have a nice day degenerate

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ATTENTION, YOUR PET IS VULNERABLE
    >Sorry but your pet won't play with you until you applied the security patch that got released today.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >not keeping it patched
      You thought ransomware was bad? Just wait until you see pitbullware.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >awwlookshessmiling.apk has been installed

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >not keeping it patched
      You thought ransomware was bad? Just wait until you see pitbullware.

      >awwlookshessmiling.apk has been installed

      >Ooops, your pet has been made hostile!
      >What Happened to My Pet?
      >Your beloved pet is now hostile.
      >Many of your favored activities like playing with your pet, caring for your pet, safely leaving your pet around other pets/children, and receiving fulfillment from your pet are no longer accessible because the pet is aggressive. Maybe you are looking for a way to restore your pet, but do not waste your time. Nobody can make your pet love you again without our AI service.

      >Can I Avoid Being Mauled?
      >Sure. We guarantee that you can avoid being mauled safely and easily. But you have not so enough time.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >a ""pet"" that is actively listening
    Oh swee-
    >listening to everything you say so it can spout advertising
    >stops interacting with you if you don't consent to all sorts of contract clauses
    >records everything and uploads it to the company server
    >your address and credit card numbers too

    >company selling the pet goes bankrupt
    >all your data ends up in the hands of shitheads either finding the hard drives in a dump or getting it handed over by the people who just went bankrupt and simply don't care anymore

    Yeah nah I'm good

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think it's a good thing because too many people neglect their pets. Personally I would prefer a real dog.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd almost get one but I also have a deep hatred for whoever is likely to be making them. How do you know the dog is going to be loyal to you and you alone and not Google or Facebook?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. I'd only get one if I could program and repair it myself.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >/vt/
    I don't go to that containment favela but i bet as long as they can fuck it they're good

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh sorry meant Wauf I was just at /vt/ and had it in my head

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