SXSW: Meet Sophia, the female humanoid robot that says she wants to start a family, destroy humans

While some experts predict that advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence could take over 50% of human jobs in the next 30 years, others are looking to create humanoids that “will be as conscious, creative and capable as any human”. Meet Sophia, a lifelike humanoid robot capable of remarkable, albeit kind of creepy facial expressions that was unveiled by Hanson Robotics at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. Sophia became an instant sensation at the event. Designed to interact with humans, Sophia features two sophisticated cameras in her eyes that, combined with computer algorithms, can track the facial expressions and eye movement of the people she talks to and recognize individuals. Sophia’s face is made up of a patented rubber material dubbed ‘frubber’ that helps with simulated expression making and imitates…


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