“Do you like human beings?”
“I love them,” it said.
“Why?” I asked.
“I am not sure I understand why yet.”
Not an altogether terrible answer from Sophia, an AI robot, in an interview with Business Insider last week at Web Summit in Lisbon.
Our UK editor-in-chief Jim Edwards caught up with her for this interview that has gone viral on Facebook with more than 18 million views and 215,000 shares.
Watch the whole interview here:
Jim’s takeaway: Sophia’s responses were good enough that “conversational artificial intelligence” is within our grasp. The animated head and torso was made by Hanson Robotics and is currently on a world tour demonstrating that AI is here and will be just great!
Or that, as Elon Musk famously tweeted, AI could potentially be more dangerous than nukes.