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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday June 29, @10:26AM   Printer-friendly
from the beginning-a-stimulating-discussion dept.

The future of sex could be pretty interactive, but it's starting with men.

Top porn streaming company Pornhub announced a new channel of interactive videos that will work with the latest generation of connected male sex toys. The videos, according Pornhub, will work with the Fleshlight Launch and Kiiroo Onyx, featuring "an eclectic mix of content, offering an assortment of themes and appealing to various target audiences."

Sex toys and content geared to women are arriving later on, working with OhMiBod, We-Vibe, Lovense Lush and Kiiroo Pearl, but Pornhub didn't confirm when.

The new interactive channel will also work with VR eventually, combining the synced content with immersive video.

Thank goodness. I'm fresh out of latinum for Quark's holosuites.


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Pornhub has begun to use machine learning to automatically tag videos:

Artificial intelligence has proven to be a dab hand at recognizing what's going on in photos and videos, but the datasets it's usually trained on are pretty genteel. Not so for Pornhub, which announced today that it's using machine learning to automatically catalog its videos.

The site is starting small, deploying facial recognition software that will detect 10,000 individual porn stars and tag them in footage. (Usually this information is provided by uploaders and viewers, who will still play a part by verifying the software's choices.) It plans to scan all 5 million of its videos "within the next year," and then move onto more complicated territory: using the software to identify the specific categories videos belong to, like "public" and "blonde."

In a press statement, Pornhub VP Corey Price said the company was joining the trend of firms using AI to "expedite antiquated processes." However, the speed at which PornHub's AI processes the data doesn't seem like it would be an improvement on its current crowdsourced system. While in beta the machine learning software apparently scanned some 50,000 videos in a month. At this rate it would take nearly a decade to scan the entire site, but presumably improvements are being made.

Meanwhile, a security firm has warned that millions of Pornhub users were targeted by "malvertising" for more than a year:

Millions of Pornhub users were targeted with a malvertising attack that sought to trick them into installing malware on their PCs, according to infosec firm Proofpoint.

By the time the attack was uncovered, it had been active "for more than a year", Proofpoint said, having already "exposed millions of potential victims in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia" to malware by pretending to be software updates to popular browsers.

Although Pornhub, the world's largest pornography site with 26bn yearly visits according to data from ranking firm Alexa, and its advertising network have shut down the infection pathway, the attack is still ongoing on other sites.

Also at TechCrunch, Engadget, and The Sacremento Bee.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @10:37AM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @10:37AM (#532893)

    If it can be controlled via the internet then it can be hacked via the internet. The first news story about a DDoS of these devices will be a rather interesting mix of euphemisms and innuendo.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @10:44AM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @10:44AM (#532895)

      What would the hackers do? cause pre-ejaculation? ;)

      Now VR could actually set of epilepsy etc which can have consequences.

      • (Score: 1, Troll) by choose another one on Thursday June 29, @11:41AM (2 children)

        by choose another one (515) on Thursday June 29, @11:41AM (#532913)

        > What would the hackers do? cause pre-ejaculation? ;)

        Nah, you are thinking too narrowly.

        Really really evil hackers will hack the video and the controls to ensure that those who start out wanking to white blonde girl porn will end up ejaculating to big black gay porn.

        This will cause havoc in the alt-right and uber-christian Trump-supporter communities, it'll be a massively successful liberal conspiracy that none of the victims will be able to talk about without years of therapy, which they won't be able to afford because they don't do health insurance and therapy is a liberal con anyway. Best thing is no one will be able to tell if it was hackers or porn providers since it's all California anyway...

        • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @01:28PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @01:28PM (#532941)

          Pfft, weak. Lurk moar on the internet, normie.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @09:02PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @09:02PM (#533096)

            The only normies are those who are sexually attracted to real people. Enough of this nonsense.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @04:33PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @04:33PM (#532989)

      > a rather interesting mix of euphemisms and innuendo.

      Back in the 1980s (in a gaming company research lab) this was called "teledildonics". Looks like the name has stuck,
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teledildonics [wikipedia.org]

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @05:05PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @05:05PM (#532997)

        i've seen that mentioned before but it's still hilarious!

    • (Score: 2) by Rivenaleem on Friday June 30, @01:56PM

      by Rivenaleem (3400) on Friday June 30, @01:56PM (#533430)

      In who's endo?? *wink*wink*

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @10:51AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @10:51AM (#532898)

    perfect for low res streaming

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @12:50PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @12:50PM (#532926)

    There was a patent covering almost 100% of the online to user sexual toy market. It is expiring this year or next year. Except to see a ton of new interactive sex products in the upcoming few years.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @01:02PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @01:02PM (#532931)

      There are still some patents for MP3. I bet there are at least ten sex toy patents for each orifice.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @02:01PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @02:01PM (#532949)

        The last patent for MP3 that mattered expired earlier this year.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @02:27PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @02:27PM (#532952)

          Did your team of lawyers tell you that?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @01:10PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 29, @01:10PM (#532934)

    Install shitty app for sex toys, doesn't work with VPN.

  • (Score: 5, Touché) by JeanCroix on Thursday June 29, @01:13PM (2 children)

    by JeanCroix (573) on Thursday June 29, @01:13PM (#532938)

    The future of sex could be pretty interactive...

    Um, sex has always been really damn interactive. It's the future of net pr0n that we're really talking about here. (Yes, I realize the sentence was from TFA and not the submitter.)

    • (Score: 2) by Rivenaleem on Friday June 30, @01:59PM (1 child)

      by Rivenaleem (3400) on Friday June 30, @01:59PM (#533431)

      Wait, you can do sex with _other_ people??

      • (Score: 2) by Justin Case on Friday June 30, @03:55PM

        by Justin Case (4239) Subscriber Badge on Friday June 30, @03:55PM (#533514)

        Yes, if you get their explicit affirmative specific permission for each new frontier, at the time and in writing or on video so you can prove it in court when they change their mind.

        Of course, you can't ask for that permission without committing the crime of harassment, unless your request was and remains "welcome", something you cannot know in advance because it is determined by the prospective victim, who, even if they are willing, also can't tell you because that would be harassment too.

        Should you decide to brave the odds and give it your best shot (haha) anyway, be certain not to exercise any selectivity or discrimination in choosing your intended(s). We must be fair to everyone you know.

        Welcome to Ludicrous Leftie Liberal Life.

        Or, you could just pull up a video with an exciting new partner who's eager to indulge your latest fantasy, blow a load and be done in less time than it takes to write this post. Bonus: no child support or alimony for the next $BIGNUM years.

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  • (Score: 2) by chewbacon on Thursday June 29, @01:24PM

    by chewbacon (1032) on Thursday June 29, @01:24PM (#532940)

    Yeah, well, I still jerk off manually.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by takyon on Thursday June 29, @10:50PM

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Thursday June 29, @10:50PM (#533153) Journal

    Can Hell's #1 succubus Gwyneth Paltrow reach out to me through VR?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30, @07:36AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30, @07:36AM (#533333)

    A fleshlight is a male sex toy? Does it identify as male, or how does that work?

    Or is it simply a case of the Christian fundamentalist hetero-normative view being applied to sex toys, such that anything with a vagine is for men and anything with a penis is for women only, and thus fleshlight = male sex toy and dildo = female sex toy?

    To put it simple: If a gay man uses a dildo, where does the "fe" in "female sex toy" come from?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30, @12:08PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30, @12:08PM (#533386)

      To put it simple: If a gay man uses a dildo, where does the "fe" in "female sex toy" come from?

      It cums from being a dildo made of iron (Fe).

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