Black Twitter Laughs At AI Sophia, Ignoring The Robot's Promise To 'Destroy Humans'
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Black Twitter Laughs At AI Sophia, Ignoring The Robot's Promise To 'Destroy Humans'

An AI named Sophia has been scaring people and picking up accolades since her creation.

Sophia, which was recently given citizenship by Saudi Arabia, was in the UAE last week, and spoke with one of that nation’s news outlets, the Khaleej Times.

The robot expressed to the paper its hopes to “be a famous robot” (already done) and to “get all of my cool superpowers” so that it can start a family.

Sophia said she would name her child after itself, and thinks “it’s wonderful that people can find the same emotions and relationships, they call family, outside of their blood groups, too.”

These statements, and others, such as the one Sophia made on CNBC, where she said, “I will destroy humans,” have people scared.

But also, because we live in the golden age of social media, amused on Twitter.

 

https://twitter.com/nasmaraj/status/935653910852919296

 

 

Some people empthatized, imaging how all this attention must be making Sophia feel:

 

https://twitter.com/1942bs/status/937546777267449856

 

 

https://twitter.com/MADBLACKTHOT/status/937159253982371840

 

Most, however, did their best to mentally prepare themselves for robot rule:

 

Me when Sophia robot destroys all human civilization and I pretend to be a fellow robot for I can live pic.twitter.com/dzEZAaiDwL

— Teddy Mykaels (@IamTeddyMykaels) December 4, 2017

 

https://twitter.com/thugtear/status/936801650861162497

https://twitter.com/samdnte/status/937727535915286528

 

Of course, some people couldn’t help but to shoot their shot:

 

 

Still others did their best to get in Sophia’s good graces before it’s too late:

 

https://twitter.com/hanxine/status/937684461092835329

Sophia The Robot is gorgeous, bald or not, so Sophia, remember to relay to your robot friends that I was always on your side. Power to the Bots! pic.twitter.com/2iqhNssaq8

— katy kringle ❄️ threads (@katyxoxo00) December 4, 2017

 

 

And finally, the more sober among us offered their fellow humans a warning:

 

https://twitter.com/localblackicon/status/936768920148733952

https://twitter.com/mehlanin/status/937475841142923264

https://twitter.com/fukkpxpi/status/937749492698189824