Nov 15, 2017 - Technology

Sophia the lifelike robot goes viral

Dr. David Hanson, founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, has spent decades on a quest to build robots that look and act like humans, and he's getting pretty darn close. Business Insider conducted an interview this week with one of his creations, Sophia, who was built to look like Audrey Hepburn, featuring her high cheekbones and expressiveness.

As Hanson told the Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon earlier this year, "she can process visual data, see people's faces, process conversational and emotional data and use all of this to form relationships with people." Here is the must-watch video:

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