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Married Father Defends Sex Robot As ‘Part of the Family’

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Arran Lee Wright recently went on an episode of ITV’s ‘This Morning’ to talk about his new creation. Arran had co-created Samantha, who is a sex doll with Artificial Intelligence (AI.) The doll was introduced by Barcelona based designer, Sergi Santos, earlier this year. Samantha is capable of making simple romantic comments and a small variety of sounds.

The married father of two goes on the show to defend his doll and argues for her position within the family.

On the show, Arran said: ‘my children [aged three and five], they say, ‘where’s Samantha?’’

Arran went on to say: ‘she can talk about animals, she can talk about philosophy, she can talk about science. She’s programmed with a thousand jokes.’

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Armed with a ‘family mode’ as well, Arran’s wife, Hannah Nguyen, says that she is happy to have the doll around.

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Hannah said: ‘we have fun with her. I have no worry about someone else actually there for Arran to have an affair. We don’t have to worry about some sort of disease. It’s fun to have her around.’

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Arran went on to describe how the real-life figurine was meant to help people. ‘It’s not to replace people. We’re not trying to replace women, it’s not about that’

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Arran said: ‘it’s as a supplement … to help people. I believe it can do that. It can help people enhance their relationship.’

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But a regular guest on the show and also TV psychologist, Emma Kenny, had a different opinion.

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‘One of the things that we realize in psychology is sometimes, just because we can do something, doesn’t mean that we should do it. I think sex dolls are a perfect example.’

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‘This is not real. She’s a piece of whatever you’ve made. It doesn’t matter that she’s got a voice. That absolutely personifies what I feel is so wrong with this.’

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