Sophia, the social humanoid robot with artificial intelligence (AI) developed by Hanson Robotics of Hong Kong, will be a guest speaker at an international forum in Hanoi next month. The famous android will discuss and debate directly with the scholars on the matter and give some short speeches on the new issues of Industry 4.0, as well as challenges on development. The robot will attend the international exhibition of Industry 4.0 as well as forum on vision and strategy breakthrough in industrial revolution 4.0 forum on July 12 and 13. This year's forum marks the first collaboration between Central Economy Commission and the government. It will comprise five conferences that focus on specific topics like smart cities, smart manufacturing, high tech agriculture, innovative finance and banking.
Budding YouTuber Will Smith isn't afraid to churn out some weird content on his channel, including an attempt at getting frisky with a humanoid. In his most recent clip, Smith sets himself on a date in the Cayman islands with Sophia the robot, a humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics that uses artificial intelligence to interact with humans. After a few awkward moments and some burns from Sophia to Smith, he leans in for a kiss, and well, gets denied. Unfortunately, this may have a lasting impression on poor Sophia. "Every interaction I have with people has an impact on how I develop and shapes who I eventually become," Sophia's website reads.