In ‘Sex, lies, and robotics? Is this the Future?’ we look at videos of three robots and see if there is substance behind the claims of their artificial intelligence.The hyperbole around artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and achievements in those areas is growing at a faster pace than ever before. It seems that PR people can get increased traction to drive conversations in what they are doing by bandying around the words ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘robotics’ with abandon.Humanoid Robot Sophia – Almost Human Or PR Stunt\u00a0 (CNBC)CNBC does a deep dive in looking at Hanson Robotics world-famous robot – Sophia. They profile David Hanson, the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, and ask some serious questions around what, or who, Sophia really is.Boston Dynamics Shows Latest Advancements in Robotics (CEBIT 2018)Marc Rybert, founder of Boston Dynamics shows the latest developments at CEBIT 2018. I live these robots but it seems that there are very few use cases. It’s also interesting that Google dropped them and sold the company to SoftBank. Why, drop an amazing product? Maybe, the levels of investment before uptake is far too much. SoftBak certainly has the funds to take this somewhere and align with other parts of their robotics businesses. Btw – Spot the robot was human-controlled in this demo.My conversation with an AI sexbot (C|Net)Here’s what it’s like to chat with a RealDoll sex robot programmed to get to know your body and your brain. Read the full story. It seems like it’s an extravagant version of Amazon’s Alexa, but trying to be sexy and funny. I kind of wonder what small talk and mid-coital chit-chat would happen and whether that would humanize the act of sex or just make it supremely creepy,Nikolas Badminton is a world-leading Futurist Speaker and is available to speak at your event.\u00a0Contact him\u00a0to discuss how to engage and inspire your audience. You can also see more of Nikolas\u2019 thoughts on my Futurist Speaker VLOGs as he published them in this\u00a0Youtube playlist. Please\u00a0SUBSCRIBE\u00a0to my Youtube channel so that you don\u2019t miss any as they come up. You can see more of his thoughts on\u00a0Instagram,\u00a0Twitter, and bookmarked research on\u00a0Tumblr.