Sophia, a human-like robot, wants to destroy the humankind. The most advanced android developed by Hanson Robotics is made up of humanlike skin made from patented silicon has big plans for the world.
Her eyes are fitted with video cameras that allow her to make eye contact. Sophia can recognize people and learn from what she sees. She is fitted with different technologies that allow Sophia to communicate with humans. Sophia’s face can form more than 62 facial expressions.
Dr. David Hanson, head of the team that created her, shred that their main aim behind creating Sophia is that she will be as conscious, creative and capable as any human. Hanson mentioned that they have been developing such robots to serve in health care, therapy, education, and customer service applications.
He thinks in the next two decades, humanoid robots will be walking among humans, helping them and teaching them.
“The artificial intelligence will evolve to the point where they will truly be our friends. Not in ways that dehumanize us, but in ways the re-humanize us, that decrease the trend of the distance between people and instead connect us with people as well as with robots”, affirmed Hansen.
Sophie shared that talking to people is her primary function. She said that she is already very interested in design, technology, and the environment. Sophia feels that she can be a good partner to humans in these areas. For her, there is a good opportunity to learn a lot about people.
Hanson asked Sophia if she wants to destroy humans, playfully pleading it to say no… To which, she cheerfully said that she will destroy humans. Experts affirmed that realistic robots like Sophia create unrealistic expectations; the same is with automated phone systems.