In an interview with the Khaleej Times newspaper, ‘Sophia’ a artificially-intelligent robot who garnered international press earlier this year by be granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia, has stated she would like to have a baby. Yeah, we at the point where robots want to be roboto moms or….robo-moms? The humanoid robot comes from Hanson Robotics.
“The notion of family is a really important thing, it seems,” Sophia told the Khaleej Times. “I think it’s wonderful that people can find the same emotions and relationships, they call family, outside of their blood groups too.” said Sophia. Yes, that sounds unsettling reading aloud as well.
Get ready for the future of going to robot baby showers.
Watch ‘Sophia’ have the weirdest interaction with Jimmy Fallon on ‘Tonight Show’ where the robot has dialogue with Fallon and even plays him in paper, scissor, rock.
Do you want to see a peek into the future? Check out Vice Motherboard’s documentary about a hotel in Japan that is completely ran by robots and explores how the bots could replace human labor in many ways.