Robot to speak at Indiana university's lecturer series

A robot whose guest appearances include an interview on NBC's Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon will be a featured speaker at DePauw University's Ubben Lecture Series.

Posted: Dec 5, 2017 7:40 AM

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP) - A robot whose guest appearances include an interview on NBC's Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon will be a featured speaker at DePauw University's Ubben Lecture Series.

The Indianapolis Star reports that "Sophia" and creator David Hanson will take the stage on the central Indiana campus on Feb. 28. They'll deliver a talk and take questions from the audience.

Hansons says Sophia is the world's "first artificial intelligence-fueled android" and is among several one-of-a-kind robots created by Hanson Robotics.

Sophia has a face that can show expression and metal hands. Sophia's clear "skull" shows the inner working wires of the artificially intelligent brain, which functions through a Wi-Fi connection pumped with information and a cohesive vocabulary.

In past interviews, Sophia has expressed a desire to be immortal, a mother and smarter than humans.

Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

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