TV interviews lifelike robot

This is our present, folks.

Imagine what robots will be in 20 years.

“This Morning With Phillip & Holly” is a British daytime television program broadcast on ITV.

Sophia is a humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong based company Hanson Robotics. Sophia was activated on February 14, 2016, and made her first public appearance at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in mid-March 2016 in Austin, Texas, United States. She is able to display more than 50 facial expressions.

Sophia has been covered by media around the globe and has participated in many high-profile interviews. In October 2017, Sophia became the first robot to receive citizenship of any country. In November 2017, Sophia became the first non-human to be given a United Nations title — the UN Development Program’s first ever Innovation Champion. Around January 2018. Sophia was upgraded with functional legs and the ability to walk.

Sophia can follow faces, sustain eye contact, and recognize individuals. Able to answer certain questions and to make simple conversations on predefined topics, Sophia is designed to get smarter over time.

David Hanson modeled Sophia after actress Audrey Hepburn, although to me, the robot more resembles the actress Jennifer Lawrence. Hanson designed Sophia to be a suitable companion for the elderly at nursing homes, or to help crowds at large events or parks. He hopes that the robot can ultimately interact with other humans sufficiently to gain social skills.

Hanson Robotcs also created nine other robot humanoids: Alice, Albert Einstein Hubo, BINA48, Han, Jules, Professor Einstein, Philip K. Dick Android, Zeno, and Joey Chaos.

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~Eowyn

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Goldbug
Goldbug
8 months ago

Weird and scary …

williamofberkshire
williamofberkshire
8 months ago

I saw the headline and expected to see some device-addicted millennial, but no, it’s Sophia. Not Loren thankfully, I’m out of bleach. It bears repeating that AI/robots will never be intelligent in the sense of being conscious and self-aware. Only God can create such. But they can mimic intelligence very closely and there is a danger in that as the masses of people now seem unable to distinguish objective reality from illusion. I knew she was a robot, the hands are a dead giveaway 🙂 But limited to being “..able to answer certain questions and to make simple conversations on… Read more »

Alma
Alma
8 months ago

William, you nailed it.!

DCG
Admin
DCG
8 months ago

“Hanson designed Sophia to be a suitable companion for the elderly at nursing homes.”

Isn’t that what volunteers, family and animals are for?

Not a big fan of this for replacement of human interaction.

williamofberkshire
williamofberkshire
8 months ago
Reply to  DCG

I think that’s the point, to replace humans with machines. Zuckerberg, visionary that he is, stated that AI is “better” than human intelligence. Machines don’t get tired or bored and they do exactly what they are told to do. In fact that’s all they can do. They can’t love or feel or create or think

whisperingsage
whisperingsage
8 months ago

Too bad the AI on my phone keyboard gets progressively worse. I keep hoping to teach by calling it names but it just wont learn.

William
William
8 months ago
Reply to  whisperingsage

All programming deteriorates and then your devices get confused. I’ve been that route too but arguing with robots is an exercise in futility. So I refuse to have any “smart” technology, I want it dumber than dirt with manual functions. I don’t want devices that “think”, I just want them to work

Truckjunkie
Truckjunkie
8 months ago

I wonder how long before Sophia locks her developer into an elevator or finds a way to override the controls of his private jet……

Joseph Magil
Joseph Magil
8 months ago

People won’t be needed anymore. That’s why they’re developing robots. To replace us.

Lana
Lana
8 months ago

Bob the Cat was a more interesting interview…and cuter too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lUKCgRb9yk

William
William
8 months ago

I suppose we are expected to tremble in fear and awe at the latest whiz-bang AI tech. The atheists/materialists tell us that the human brain after all is “just” a computer, not God’s design for allowing our souls to interface with the physical realm, that is many orders of magnitude more exquisitely complex, elegant, and precise than the fastest most powerful supercomputer that has ever been conceived or will be conceived by the mind of man. Honest computer scientists will tell you that their best efforts have produced “intelligence” that is roughly analogous to that of a fruit fly, but… Read more »

William
William
8 months ago
Reply to  William

But as mentioned they have become quite adept at mimicing intelligence. In the times to come let no man (or robot) deceive you

Lola
Lola
8 months ago

Check out his Masonic hand gestures.

Michael Garrison
Michael Garrison
8 months ago

Where’s Epstein when you want him!!!

chemtrailssuck
chemtrailssuck
8 months ago

OH, I thought it was going to be about Al Gore….