A Hot Robot Says It Wants To Destroy Humanity So It's Been Nice Knowing You
Say hello to your new overlord.
Meet Sophia, the most advanced, human-like robot.
She might remind you a little bit of Ava, the hot robot from the movie Ex Machina.
*Ava was actually NOT REAL and was played by actress Alicia Vikander.
Sophia is the brainchild of Dr. David Hanson, the CEO of Hanson Robotics, who believes that robots are going to play a valuable role for humans in the coming years.
Sophia can understand speech and remember interactions, and is built with eyes that can actually see and record activity. And in case you're wondering, her ~lewk~ was inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Hanson's wife, Sophia (who is not an android), according to CNBC.
"We're designing these robots to serve in healthcare, therapy, education, and customer service applications," said Hanson of his robotics work.