We talked to Sophia — the first-ever robot citizen that once said it would 'destroy humans'

Business Insider | 12/29/2017 | Kevin Reilly, Steve Kovach and Chris Weller
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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.

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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 - Hi

Sophia: I'm fine. Hi.

Kovach: How do you feel about humans?

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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 - People - Intelligence - Knowledge - Minds

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?

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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 - Live - Home - Work

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

Kovach: No.

Sophia - Robots - Life

Sophia: You know, there are probably more robots in your life that you...
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