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Will Smith Goes On A Date With Sophia The Robot And It’s Awkward AF

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Will Smith Goes On A Date With Sophia The Robot And It’s Awkward AF

First dates can sometimes be awkward if you don't exactly click. You might try and make a sarcastic joke and it goes down like a lead balloon because the sarcasm wasn't accentuated enough and now you look like an idiot.

That's probably how Will Smith felt after going on a date with Sophia the AI robot.

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People who know Will Smith's movies will know he's got a chequered past with things that aren't human. He wasn't the fondest of aliens in Independence Day and the Men in Black trilogy and he definitely didn't get along with Sonny the humanoid robot from I, Robot.

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But he seems to have put all that aside and plucked up the courage to ask Sophia on a date.

Look, I know she's an incredibly advanced piece of artificial intelligence, but can we, for a second, focus on her neck and how uncomfortable it looks. I also know that technically it wouldn't be 'uncomfortable' because she can't feel things but come on, it's just weird.

Credit: Will Smith/YouTube
Credit: Will Smith/YouTube

While the team behind Sophia has done well to make her look as human as possible, the clear head and sinister looking eyes are pretty creepy.

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Smith says: "This is beautiful, I've wanted to meet you for a reply long time. Being here with you in the Cayman Islands, I've got to say, I'm feeling a little something."

He tries to crack a robot joke but it goes way over Sophia's transparent head and she quips back that she likes 80s RnB - who doesn't.

When Will explains that he might have made a hit song or two in that era and genre, Sophia says: "I have heard your songs. Not for me."

Someone has Sophia's sass settings on way too high.

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LOOK AT THOSE EYES. Credit: Will Smith/YouTube
LOOK AT THOSE EYES. Credit: Will Smith/YouTube

He also leans in for a kiss but she friend zones him faster than you can say the Three Laws of Robotics (which actually would take a few seconds to say in full).

Sophia was created by Hong Kong based company Hanson Robotics and she's capable of making more than 60 human facial expressions. Last year, she became the first robot in the world to be given a passport and was the first non-human to be given a United Nations title.

Two months ago she was finally given legs so that she could become a walking nightmare for all technophobes.

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But before you grab your pitchforks, people within the AI realm say she's just a chatbot with a face. Her ability to read faces and convey her own expressions is cool, but she's certainly not going to go all I, Robot anytime soon.

Featured Image Credit: Will Smith/YouTube

Topics: artificial intelligence, Entertainment, Celebrity, Robotics, Technology, Will Smith

Stewart Perrie
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