The company behind the highest-crowdfunded male sex toy, Autoblow 2, is back on Indiegogo 4 years later to launch a device that uses artificial intelligence to replicate human sexual techniques. A team of scientists applied machine learning to a dataset of more than 8,000 minutes of videos containing oral sex performed upon men and discovered 16 movements that are the building blocks of blowjobs. The new Autoblow A.I. uses those movements to give men 10 different oral sex experiences including one that creates the important human element of surprise.
The campaign launched on October 17th, 2018 with a goal of raising $50,000 and 5 days later has already raised 74% of its goal. The Autoblow A.I. uses a microcontroller in combination with an I.R. beam sensor and magnetic field sensors to control a gripper that manipulates a fleshy sleeve between any of 250 different points along a 5-inch-long stroking plane to deliver a variety of human-like movements to the user’s penis.
Inventor Brian Sloan said, “We spent the last 3 years listening to feedback from our 200,000 Autoblow 2 owners and in response built a new machine that mechanically better replicates the gliding and friction combination of the mouth and hand that men experience during oral sex. By using artificial intelligence to, for the first time, understand the mechanics of blowjobs, we discovered and replicated techniques that make using our machine feel less robotic and more human.”
The A.I. scientists who conducted the oral sex research for VIECI wrote a paper explaining the methods used to gather data from oral sex movies, the machine learning methodology used to discover blowjob techniques from within the data, and possible pathways to use A.I. in future sex toy research.