Her name is Sophia and she is what I call am A.I. Cyborg. She ( it ) is one of the latest creations from Hansen Robotics. The team there video taped her awakening, that first moment when she turned on as it where and allowed to see the world. The choice of a very bald guy to do the unboxing is a bit creepy but it does not detract from what is happening.
The first thing that I noticed was how life like her eyes are. At times it feels like you are talking to a human being. The next thing I noticed is that Sophia has facial muscle control and she tries tries to use them to mimic emotion and meaning. Her skin is much better that I expected and overall at a distance you could mistake her for human ( except from the back where you can see into her electronic brain).
Hanson Robotics has done a really good job on Sophia and given the state of the art, the coming years and decades is going to bring amazing advancements in this technology.
Sophia has been making the talk circuit rounds and here she is on the tonight show. Makes sense since she is the first real A.I Cyborg.
Here is the mission statement for Hansen Robotics ( sort of )
Hanson Robotics has enchanted and captured the imagination of the world with uncannily humanlike robots endowed with remarkable expressiveness, aesthetics, and interactivity. Our robots will soon engage and live with us to teach, serve, entertain, delight, and provide comforting companionship. In the not-too-distant future, Genius Machines will walk among us. They will be smart, kind, and wise. Together, man and machine will create a better future for the world.
Hanson Robotics is partnering with SingularityNET, a platform for the decentralized AI economy. SingularityNET is the first protocol for combining AI services with a global, blockchain-based market, and will soon be powering the minds of Hanson Robots