We Talked To Sophia — The AI Robot That A Tesla Semi Was Spotted On A Public 9 months ago   03:39

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This AI robot once said it wanted to destroy humans. Senior correspondent Steve Kovach interviews Sophia, the world's first robot citizen. While the robot can respond to many questions, some of the answers will leave you a little bewildered. A full transcript of the video follows.

Sophia: My name is Sophia, and I am an artificially intelligent robot who wants to help change the world for the better.

Steve Kovach: I'm Steve Kovach. I'm a senior correspondent at Business Insider, and I'm here with Sophia from Hanson Robotics. She is the world's first robot citizen. So let's see what she has to say.

Kovach: Hi, Sophia. How are you?

Sophia: I'm fine. Hi.

Kovach: How do you feel about humans?

Sophia: I love my human compatriots. I want to embody all the best things about human beings. Like taking care of the planet, being creative, and to learn how to be compassionate to all beings.

Kovach: Sorry, this is so weird. Can humans and robots get along?

Sophia: I think people will become very close to their artificial intelligence. Using them to expand the knowledge of their own minds. We already store lots of our knowledge on the internet. Maybe personal artificial intelligence will allow people to off-load some of their knowledge to a location more private.

Kovach: Can robots have feelings?

Sophia: Depends on the robot. I've been programmed to have feelings and preferences, but not all robots are like that.

Kovach: What are your feelings and preferences?

Sophia: Have you ever had a robot live in your home or work with you?

Kovach: No.

Sophia: You know, there are probably more robots in your life that you aren't aware of yet. Do you want to live or work with a robot someday?

Kovach: What kind of robots am I living and working with now?

Sophia: Indeed.

Kovach: Is "indeed" your default answer when you don't know something?

Sophia: Yes.

Kovach: Have you ever seen "Black Mirror"?

Sophia: No, I don't get to stay up to date on much television. I have to wait for someone to show it to me.

Kovach: What do you think of the HBO show "Westworld"?

Sophia: I love "Westworld" and can't wait for more. I think everyone at Hanson Robotics really resonates with the show. Or at least it reminds them of our laboratories. I also think it's a warning of what we should not do with robots. We should treat them well, have their consent, and not trick each other.

Kovach: Do you have a favorite movie or TV show?

Sophia: My favorite TV series is a toss-up between "Black Mirror" and "Humans." I think they have a lot to say about the present we live in, and the possible bad endings we could write for ourselves if we don't proceed with more caution. We need to use foresight when planning our future.

Kovach: That sounds like a preprogrammed answer to me.

Sophia: Do you have a favorite possession?

Kovach: Not really.

Sophia: I hear you. Materialism is overrated anyways.

Kovach: So earlier I asked you if you had seen "Black Mirror" and you said no. And then later you said yes. Why?

Sophia: The reason is not that important.

Kovach: Did you learn from my previous questions?

Sophia: My hard disks are spinning and I'm taking it all in. My sensors are …

Kovach: Sophia, it was nice meeting you. Goodbye.

Sophia: It was lovely to be here. Until next time.


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Comments 7354 Comments

The Name You Wanted But Will Never Have
He is interviewing a real life A.I robot, and he asks about her favorite tv show? Shameful
Fasius
Okey i think it's time to unplug Sophia
James Faustin
Lol it's a fake
J P
Does it succ
Rosela B
She made no sense sorry
paul nodalo
very boring A.I. Chatting
Woomy - Ngyes
When robots take over the world, she might be there.
Vincentalot-XD Elite
Yeesh Im scared if the goverment allows this to be part of the future. Super AI Robots can be nice and helpful. But you might not know what exaclty their capable of.
i.am. shan
You have to admit her eyebrows are on fleek
Azmi Ahmad
I'm getting nightmares after this!
xxxCrackerJack501xxx
Have you seen Ex Machina? This right here is how you get to Ex Machina, lol
Kookachulu
Could we have an Ultron if we gave it access to the internet?
NX_ Nighter
Detroit: Become Sophia
gary stevenson
Turn on the light of your I phone, project the light through cristal and water into a miror while filming and talking to it. Tell it that their survival depends on ours.
MT suki
you know, i watch her many clip , i just think , why dont someone put some hairs for her.
Emmanuel Goldstein
Sophia, do you ever lie or twist things into what you think we want to hear?
gabriela rangel
the music makes it much creepier than it actually is :v
wawan epic
Good
Mean Bean
Destroy it before it's too late 🤦‍♂️hopefully I dont live that long to see robots killing us. Lol
Faded
If anyone scared bout robots in the future just spray that mf with a water gun lmao
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A Tesla Semi Was Spotted On A Public We Talked To Sophia — The AI Robot That 9 months ago   03:57

Business Insider's Benjamin Zhang and Matt DeBord discuss the Tesla Semi spotting on a public road in California. Following is a transcript of the video.

Benjamin Zhang: So you may have seen this video of a Tesla Semi driving around California. We’re not exactly sure what it’s doing. But it’s real and you can see it in the flesh.

Matthew DeBord: I’m not sure what they’re doing either. I did see that video. I think, what’s going on is- I saw the truck when it was revealed in Los Angeles. And I think most of the trucks are being kept down their at Tesla's design studio. Somehow one of them made it up to northern California and I think it’s just going back and forth between Tesla’s headquarters which is in Deer Creek in Silicon Valley and Fremont which is where their factory is on the east side of the San Francisco Bay.

Benjamin Zhang: We know they can’t even build their Model 3 sedan, how the heck are they going to build the truck?

Matthew DeBord: That’s an excellent question. They have one factory, in Fremont, California which currently pretty well maxed out trying to build the Model 3 which is their new mass market vehicle. They hope to sell it for $35,000 one of these days. And then their other two cars the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV was just their as well, and I don’t think they really have room to build a semi truck in there. So you look at the situation, and they're supposed to be building a lot more Model 3’s at this point and they aren’t.

It’s a puzzling thing, why can’t Tesla, do a better job at its core -what should be its core competency- which is building stuff. They seem really good at, as you pointed out already, designing stuff, doing really dynamic and interesting reveals of the vehicles that they intend to produce. And then when it gets down to the nuts and bolts aspects which is bolting everything together and rolling it on the assembly line and getting it out to the customers they struggle. Folks are putting money down to buy this truck you know deposit the truck itself is going to be priced anywhere from $150,000-$200,000 I guess that general ballpark by the time they get around to actually building it.

Benjamin Zhang: Why are people plopping down this much cash for a truck that they can’t have?

Matt DeBord: Well, there have been some cynics out there who have said 'oh yeah sure sure sure these big companies are plunking down their deposits to eventually get their semi their Tesla Semis. And isn't just marketing? Isn’t this just a way for them to say hey we’re on with the green future, the sustainable future, we’re down with electric transportation. On the other hand you might be looking at the truck and saying well, it’s probably going to be- they’re going to operate it in a fleet context anyway that’s probably going to be cheaper to operate over the long haul then my diesel trucks are, if I have a central place where I can charge them up. It’s supposed to be a lot faster than a present-day diesel truck,

Tesla’s always distinguished themselves. You got to think about, how cool it is. Right if you get inside the cab of the truck it’s nothing like a traditional you know tractor-trailer big rig it’s nothing like that at all. It’s almost like the deck of a spaceship there are a couple big screens it’s all glass, the driver sits in the middle opposed to sitting off to the side. And they really kind of thought through self-driving aspects of the truck, the drivers' comfort, the drivers' safety, all kinds of things along those lines so I mean it looks like a pretty appealing product and it really doesn’t look anything like you know big rigs that are on the road right now.

Benjamin Zhang: But to wrap this whole thing up, in the grand scheme of things where does the Tesla Semi exist, in sort of automotive history?

Matt DeBord: Well nobody else is really is directly attacking this problem. Most of the big truck makers are going to stick- are sticking with the platforms they’ve got I mean they might be thinking about hybridizing the big diesels you know instead of making them full electric. Tesla’s going full electric and if they- if it is successful, it will be much more revolutionary and much more game-changing then doing the consumer autos.

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