The Introduction of Sophia the Robot: Will Androids Take Over Jobs and Other Human Functions?

Sophia was created by the minds at Hanson Robotics. Dr. David Hanson headed up the creation of this female android with the help of engineers and designers. She is the team’s most advanced android so far. Her appearance, based on Audrey Hepburn, and Dr. Hanson’s wife, is extremely life-like, but made of patented silicon.  She has more than 62 facial expressions. Inside her eyes are cameras that, paired with computer algorithms, allow her to “see.” She can track faces and seemingly make eye contact, and can recognize individuals. Google Chrome’s voice recognition technology, as well as other tools allow the ability of Sophia to process speech, allows her to talk with others, and she can get smarter over time. IBM and Intel will also work with the team to perhaps…


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