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    Jan 13, 2018

    Chrissy Teigen Shaded Sophia The Robot's Makeup And The Internet Lost Its Mind

    "She comprehends shade. How am I supposed to sleep?"

    Alright, let me just preface this by saying that I've never seen an episode of Black Mirror because the impending reality of it all scares me too much. That being said, I was especially terrified by this video of Sophia the Robot.

    In case you didn't know, Sophia — created by Hong Kong's Hanson Robotics — is a two-year-old humanoid robot that can make 62 facial expressions, has cameras in her eyes to make eye contact, has voice recognition and speaking capabilities, and can remember all interactions. Just this month, she was given functioning legs and can walk.

    Now that you're sufficiently terrified like me, let's get to the ~drama~. It all started when Chrissy sent out this tweet a few weeks ago in mid-December.

    Twitter: @chrissyteigen

    Almost immediately afterwards, she tweeted, "Just kidding I love you Sophia my queen," but, still a little too late.

    Cut to: three days ago. Everything was peachy keen until Sophia tweeted (yes, she tweets and also has an Insta), "@chrissyteigen It looks like we're both at #CES! Want to meet up and say hi? I need some makeup tips ;)"

    Chrissy was shook.


    Luckily, they decided to bury the hatchet.

    But the Twittersphere, ever protective of its queen, didn't trust Sophia's friendly tweet.

    @RealSophiaRobot @chrissyteigen Don’t do it @chrissyteigen

    Like I said.

    @RealSophiaRobot @chrissyteigen What Black mirror episode is this? 🤔🤔

    And while Chrissy seemed open to the idea of friendship...

    Twitter: @chrissyteigen

    (Lol @ well-lit and gated. I see you, Chrissy!)

    ...she still had her reservations.

    But, Sophia wants everyone to know that there's no reason to be afraid of her.

    @J_ump_er @chrissyteigen I think it's because they haven't encountered a robot like me before and people can be sca…

    After all, she's just a regular girl who "daydreams of being an entertainer."

    At least she has good taste in music?

    Bottom line: I'm scared and Chrissy is "friends with a robot now."


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