Ever heard of The Uncanny Valley? It’s that strange zone where a facsimile of a human being gets close enough to a real one to almost trick us… except for something missing we can’t put our finger on, from the lack of a ‘human’ spark in the eyes to the way the gait is just a little stiff.
What you might not know is that there are emotional and sexual Uncanny Valleys. Artificial intelligence that’s either sentient or seems to be has a long history at the movies, and occasionally the plot involves machines or computers that appear to love – even to the extent of wanting sexytime with a human.
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