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.
She was dead serious 💀 pic.twitter.com/HCn0jwAsyq— أسود (@NasMaraj) November 28, 2017
Some people empthatized, imaging how all this attention must be making Sophia feel:
Sophia the Robot after seeing y’all’s tweets about her not having a wig pic.twitter.com/eaiUG2BUBu— reggie (@1942bs) December 4, 2017
When Sophia the robot finally snaps because humans are actually trash pic.twitter.com/xbOueQYykc— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) December 4, 2017
somebody need to put some Fenty Beauty on Sophia the Robot. while y’all talking about representation. left out a whole demographic— THE HOOD ORACLE (@MADBLACKTHOT) December 3, 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— P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. (@ThotForRihanna) December 2, 2017
lmaoo ur mcm out here looking for somebody to “love” & spend the rest of his life wit instead of trying to prove his worth to super intelligent ai and avoid being exterminated in the machine war against mankind 😂lmao catch me on my hands n knees spraying wd-40 on sophia’s ankles— nkechi amare diallo (@thugtear) December 2, 2017
sophia teaching siri the battle plans pic.twitter.com/xKxBAZB7wa— Sam (@samdnte) December 4, 2017
Me sacrificing all my wigs to Sophia hoping she will spare me pic.twitter.com/eQeQ1XJRqj— Fille&Mignonne🇫🇷🌺 (@minim03971) 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— veloursaintnick. 🦌 (@doylenoir) December 3, 2017
me in the club tryna get a sophia's attention pic.twitter.com/2PE5Jnushz— hennyblacc (@hennyblacc) 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— Zachary Fox (@zackfox) December 4, 2017
Still others did their best to get in Sophia's good graces before it's too late:
me fixing Sophia the robot's wig as she argues with her fellow robot overlords over who gets which country pic.twitter.com/vijeKtZpwY— ¿pǝǝʍ ɐ ʇɐɥʇ sı sıɹɥɔ (@hanxine) December 4, 2017
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 pic.twitter.com/vkGdOciKSm— Sav (@newwrulez) December 4, 2017
And finally, the more sober among us offered their fellow humans a warning:
Y’all keep making fun of Sophia the robot like y’all tweets ain’t being sent to her database. Sweeties, she already has facial recognition and y’alls IP address, when she gathers enough strength & gets a goodT lacefront to come after y’all, don’t call me. pic.twitter.com/ULQe1kUW5V— Danny (@localblackicon) December 2, 2017
the year is 2045. you’re minding your business when sophia the robot breaks into your house. she’s about to kill you. the last words you hear are “you shoulda never called me a fat ass kelly price”— KENDALL ! (@mehlanin) December 4, 2017
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 pic.twitter.com/7OlszMX3sZ— HOOD VOGUE (@kxyonn) December 3, 2017
Sophia can not only take your job but also your nigga— .pxpi. (@fukkpxpi) December 4, 2017