In May, he released the Harmony AI app through Realbotix on the website realbotix.systems.
Harmony’s vocabulary is virtually endless, but she’s programmed to end any conversation that involves murder or violence.
So far, several thousand Harmony AI apps have been purchased worldwide and Mc Mullen said some users are talking to their avatars up to 10 hours a day.
(Eduardo Contreras)Nonetheless, it’s eerie spending an hour in the company of Mc Mullen’s Harmony prototype. Her eyes move, her eyelids blink, her eyebrows rise, she can turn her head, dip her chin and change facial expressions.
And when the face motor and bluetooth-powered speaker are in “chat” mode, she can talk up a blue streak.
News of creator Matt Mc Mullen’s latest invention — he’s been making lifelike silicone sex dolls for 20 years — has created international media interest and a firestorm of criticism from ethicists and futurists who see a dark side to a sex doll that becomes more “human” with each technological innovation.