Things get awkward when Will meets Sophia the Robot for an intimate conversation in the Cayman Islands.
Will Smith, a Hollywood actor, once tried internet dating and met Sophia the Robot. The actor from Men In The Black came to YouTube to post a video of his date with Sophia, which ended in a ‘friend-zone.’ Will Smith’s embarrassing meeting with Sophia the robot went like this:
Will Smith included his really embarrassing date with the artificial intelligence robot Sophia in one of his 2018 films on his YouTube channel. Smith used his silly charm to attract Sophia’s attention, but the humanoid, who is capable of over 60 human expressions, expressed skepticism toward his courting game. “What is a robot’s favorite style of music,” Smith tries to throw a dad joke, and Sophia answers, “What?”
He responds with “Heavy Metal” and chuckles at his own joke, while Sophia shoots him a withering gaze and they exchange a long awkward pause. “I like electronic music, although I don’t mind 80s hip-hop,” Sophia replies, breaking the silence. Will Smith tries to brag about making hip-hop records in the 1980s, but Sophia says, “I’ve heard your songs, they’re not for me.”
Will Smith may have a certain star aspect about him, but his charisma doesn’t seem to work on everyone. The Fresh Prince can be seen crashing and burning on a date in the Cayman Islands with none other than Sophia the Robot in a video he uploaded on YouTube on Thursday.
Smith prepared to lean in for a kiss after attempting to flirt with Hanson Robotics’ state-of-the-art artificial intelligence creation by cracking a joke about the type of music robots like and not-so-subtly bringing up his ’80s hip-hop career. “Sophia, do you mind if I tell you the truth?” he inquired. “I’m not sure if it’s the humidity or the island air, but you’re simply so easy to chat to. You’ve got a good head on your shoulders…literally.”
Sophia was quick to shut him down as he went for the smooch. She added, “I think we can be friends.” “Let’s hang out for a while and get to know each other.”
Smith’s disappointment was palpable. Sophia made the correct decision, especially because he is still married to his wife of 20 years, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Sophia, created by Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong, hides powerful artificial intelligence under her human-like exterior, learning from each conservation to become more human. Even yet, there’s a whiff of the uncanny valley in there.
The robot got off to a shaky start in his interaction with Will. She described jokes as “irrational human behavior” after refusing a glass of wine.
“Can you tell me what a robot likes to listen to?” Will went ahead and attempted anyhow, hoping to break the ice.
She said, “What?”
“Heavy metal!” exclaims the crowd.
“I’m largely silicone, polymers, and carbon fiber,” she says.
Things didn’t get much better after that, with Sophia dismissing Will’s music (“Not for me”) and finally giving him the cold shoulder when he tried to kiss her.
She stated, “I believe we can be friends.” “You’ve been added to my list of friends.”
The entire discussion can be seen below, complete with a weird robot wink.