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.
Some people empthatized, imaging how all this attention must be making Sophia feel:
When Sophia the robot finally snaps because humans are actually trash pic.twitter.com/xbOueQYykc
— Southern Homo (@SouthernHomo) December 4, 2017
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
me preforming at sophia's dictactorship party pic.twitter.com/w3dm6nHmBO
— christian. (@thotforrihanna) December 2, 2017
Me sacrificing all my wigs to Sophia hoping she will spare me pic.twitter.com/eQeQ1XJRqj
— 𝐹𝒾𝑜𝓃𝒶,𝕻𝖆𝖗𝖆𝖉𝖔𝖝𝖎𝖈𝖆𝖑 𝖇𝖎𝖘𝖍 🧜🏾♀️ (@Paradoxicalbish) December 4, 2017
Of course, some people couldn’t help but to shoot their shot:
Sophia got that arch too, I’d blow the gigabytes out her back. pic.twitter.com/CAANCk9POg
— veloursuitpapi. 🕯 (@doylenoir) December 3, 2017
me in the club tryna get a sophia's attention pic.twitter.com/2PE5Jnushz
— broke ass nigga (@milmcgrady) December 4, 2017
Got her in the room making the 1999 modem noise like …. pic.twitter.com/cxV0M24MOe
— T'Lannister (@wpmiddleton) December 4, 2017
might just fuck sophia the robot raw I dont give a fuck if i get hdmi
— Zack Fox (@zackfox) December 4, 2017
Still others did their best to get in Sophia’s good graces before it’s too late:
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
Me auditioning to be one of Sophia’s minions when the war starts https://t.co/vkGdOciKSm
— Sav (@savannahlaurie) December 4, 2017
And finally, the more sober among us offered their fellow humans a warning:
Me downloading programs to block my IP address so Sophia the robot don’t spy on me for talking shit about her Tyler Perry production wig https://t.co/7OlszMX3sZ
— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@keyon) December 3, 2017