Autoblow AI sets record for sex toy crowdfunding
Posted: January 8, 2019
It has emerged that Autoblow AI has set a record for sex toy crowdfunding, receiving pledges worth $315,000 from 2,400 men on Indiegogo. The device is said to provide users with 10 oral sex experiences using a combination of 16 stroking techniques, ‘programmed using knowledge gained from the first ever machine learning study of blowjob mechanics’.
According to a press release, in order to create the Autoblow AI’s movements, inventor Brian Sloan’s team watched and manually ingested data from 8,000 minutes of videos of oral sex performed upon men before handing a terabyte of tagged blowjob images over to a team of PhD artificial intelligence scientists. The scientists then applied several types of machine learning algorithms to the dataset to discover the 16 most common movements of oral sex givers’ mouths on receivers’ penises. The full study is published here and animated examples of the machine’s movements are here and here.
The Autoblow AI is said to combine electronics with patent pending robotics to grip and pull the penis in human-like ways. The machine’s microcontroller works with an IR beam sensor and magnetic field sensors to control a gripper that manipulates a sleeve between any of 250 micro-locations along the five-inch-long stroking plane. According to the press release, the male user will experience the same gliding and sliding sensation, assuming he is using lube, that occurs during oral sex performed by a human being using his or her mouth, hand, and saliva.
Inventor Brian Sloan [pictured] said: “Many people, thinking it’s strange, have asked me why I would devote years of my life to creating a device that gives oral sex to men. Now that Autoblow AI has been pre-purchased by more than 2,400 men in 46 countries the reason should be crystal clear: because this is what men want. The monotony of manual masturbation will no longer be a burden to the men who choose my device. Although masturbation is something we do by ourselves, I believe we can use artificial intelligence to make the experience infinitely more fulfilling.”
The crowdfunding campaign launched on October 17th, 2018 with a goal of raising $50,000, and concluded December 17th raising $315,000, or 626% of its initial goal. At the time of writing, it remains open for pre-sales and has now topped $346,000. The Autoblow AI is available on Indiegogo at a pre-sale price of $149, a $100 savings from the planned $249 retail price.