Sophia is a humanoid robot that can communicate and express different emotions—it's creepy and brilliant at the same time. In late October, she also became the first humanoid robot to be granted citizenship to Saudi Arabia.
We already know about Sophia the Robot. She was developed in Hong Kong by David Hanson from Hanson Robotics, her elegant features were inspired by Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn, and she has a mission to live with humans.
On her website, Sophia further explains: "I can serve them, entertain them, and even help the elderly and teach kids. I can animate all kinds of human expressions but I am only starting to learn about the emotions behind those expressions. This is why I would like to live with people and learn from these interactions. Every interaction I have with people has an impact on how I develop and shapes who I eventually become. So please be nice to me as I would like to be a smart, compassionate robot. I hope you will join me on my journey to live, learn, and grow in the world so that I can realize my dream of becoming an awakening machine."
It's cool, Sophia, you can be a part of my squad!
Although she's designed with human values like kindness and compassion, Sophia showed a darker side to her after she claimed she will one day "destroy humanity," according to The Fader. She made the creepy confession during the 2016 SXSW event in Austin.
Fast forward to December 2017 and people on the internet are so ready for the robot invasion. Check out some of the hilarious Plan B's on Twitter:
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