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The High Notes — Digital Love, Bicurious, Sexist AI

Last updated September 5, 2018

The High Notes: Issue #16

Sexist AI; digital love; future of sextech; bicuriosity; unicorns; brain stimulation


STACCATO — short and sharp, quick reads

– At your command: is AI sexist?

– The BBC published a lovely piece on changing sexual attitudes in Nigeria, featuring two amazing women: one who set up Nigeria’s first sexual health products retailer, and an erotic fiction writer.

The Economist explores digital love and the internet of things in its magazine this week.


A PIACERE — enjoy at your pleasure

– Last week I did a keynote at technology conference Slush on the future of sextech. Watch it below, or on Youtube.


ADAGIO — longer reads, dive a little deeper

– Sexual fluidity and bicuriosity. The latest Future of Sex podcast is well worth a listen if you’re curious.

This is what happened when Madison Young tried to film adult entertainment including a unicorn. Glitter and lashes. Everywhere.

– A new study from researchers at UCLA suggests that non-invasive brain stimulation may help people manage their drive for rewards like gambling, sex, or overeating. Essentially, the study shows how this stimulation may help people experiencing problems with sexual desire, improve sexual decision-making or help us manage impulsivity. Intrigued? This Reddit thread takes you further down the rabbit hole.


END NOTE

Wow. What a way to end a year of conferences. Huge thanks to Slush for letting me close the Green Stage on 30th Nov with a talk on sextech and robotics. Please do watch the video and let me know what you think!

Next weekend I’ll be at the sextech hackathon at Goldsmiths University in London. Will let you know what weird and wonderful things are created over on my Twitter feed.

Let’s keep elevating the discussion on pleasure.

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