Human soldiers are cheap, robot soldiers are expensive and have to be built for all sorts of hostile environments. So the early application of humanoid robots has to involve lots of reuseability and benign environments.
Hence robot prostitutes.
Face it; war consumes a lot of men and prostitution consumes a lot of women. Reducing our need for revenge and retaliation will save men’s lives. Reducing our need for human prostitutes will save women’s lives.
You can certainly argue that we shouldn’t have prostitution. Maybe that’s an achievable goal. But taking the exploited women out of the business is at least a first step.
I had a bit of fun with this modest proposal for mechanizing the oldest profession -- by writing an ebook. It’s called The House of Clockwork Women. It is fiction, science fiction, to be precise.
Isaac Asimov initially created the Three Laws of Robotics but later added a fourth, which takes precedence over the first three, so it's called the Zeroth Law;
"A robot may not harm humanity, or by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.".
It takes little imagination to extend this rule beyond robots, to cover other manifestations of artificial intelligence.
My personal concern is that there are wise applications of A I, but there are also foolish applications for this synthetic form of thinking and learning.
I intend to do a series of short posts here with each focusing on on some current or still emerging application. I'm trying to identify the approaches that will help us humans become not just smarter- but wiser
We don't need synthetic stupidity.
We're already chin deep in the natural product.
So don't make waves.
A footnote --
The original Three Laws of Robotics; were;
Adam likes the company of small domestic animals and 82% of women. Enjoys long walks in the rain (in the Pacific Northwest, he'd better).