While you suffer through an absolute strugglefest to get anyone to swipe right on your Tinder profile, this robot popped onto the dating app and was the apple of the eye of many men within minutes. I’m really not certain if that is a credit to creators making the robot so lifelike or that dudes are so desperate that they’d want to cozy up next to a female C3-P0. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Meet Harmony, a hyper-lifelike RealDoll that has AI to make her almost human. While most women get silicone for upgrades, this robot goes to Silicone Valley to improve her artificial intelligence.
Filmmaker Jimmy Mehiel created a Tinder profile for Harmony to see if men would dig this robot. They did. A lot. The robot racked up 92 matches in only two hours. And the guys were ready to get intimate with the cyborg.
For the experiment, Mehiel acted as the robot on Tinder for two hours on a Friday night from 9-11 PM on the lower east side of Manhattan. “Hi, I’m an anatomically correct, sexually capable robot with the most advanced AI available,” Harmony’s Tinder profile read that also had three photos of the robot lady. “I’m on Tinder to find out if guys are interested in me.”
In the two hours, Harmony racked up 92 matches, which is more than you’ve had combined since 2014. Mehiel’s “research” found that 56 percent of those polled said they would definitely or possibly sleep with Harmony.
If you thought cheesy pickup lines were insufferable for humans, imagine what piss-poor lines Harmony must endure?
- “Want to grab some Java?”
- “Are you made of Copper and Tellurium? Because you are Cu-Te.”
- “Hey baby, what’s your OS?”
- “Can I have your IP number? I seem to have lost mine.”
- “Do you got a free port for me to plug into?”
- “Don’t worry I just got turing tested.”
- “You’re the droid I’m looking for.”
- “Your lips say 0 but your eyes say 1.”
Cyborgs such as Harmony might soon be featured in robot brothels. These robots are really coming to take all of our jobs.
So how realistic is Harmony? So realistic that she dabs.
Harmony is not quite as sexy when her skin is removed, but to be fair are any of us?
In April of 2017, Engadget was given an in-depth tour of Abyss Creations, the creators of the sex doll just months before the release of Harmony AI.
Are you getting intimate with Ex-Machina-like robots? Be honest. You watch Westworld in bed with one hand under the covers when Dolores or Maeve come on screen.