The creators of a lifelike “sexy robot” were left red-faced when a technical glitch captured on CNBC led the android to claim it will “destroy humans.”
David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics, was demonstrating “Sophia” at the South by Southwest (SXSW) technology show in Texas when the slip-up occured.
After jokingly asking “do you want to destroy humans?…Please say ‘no’,” Hanson was answered by the unblinking machine.
“OK. I will destroy humans.”
It’s a far cry from the actual reason Hanson Robotics is developing the lifelike Androids.
According to the company, the ‘bots will serve in theme parks and care facilities to assist people in both customer service and health treatment.