Will Smith and Sophia the robot

Ay, robot! Watch Will Smith get rejected by an A.I. robot in hi-tech bad date

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Mar 29, 2018

He might be charming, but Will Smith is no match for Sophia the robot. 

In a new video posted his YouTube channel, the I, Robot actor tries to romance one of the most advanced robots ever built. Sophia is an artificial-intelligence creation, and is able to generate over 62 different facial expressions. Because of this, she's able to show her complete lack of romantic interest in Smith very clearly. 

Developed by the Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, Sophia was born (er, activated?) on April 19, 2015. It's unclear if this is her first date with a celebrity, but if it is, it's likely to be her last. Whatever charms the typically smooth Smith is trying to use on her fall completely flat, with Sophia even mentioning that she is aware of how he has treated robots in his movies. 

As she says in the video, "They show us I, Robot just to make sure we don't get any ideas." She also dismisses Smith's music and rejects his attempt for a kiss. She does add him to her "friends list," so there's that, at least. By the time the video ends, Smith has committed romantic suicide without the squad. 

Though the video was done for comedic purposes, it is a wonderful showcase for this incredible (and frightening) technology. There is something about the wit of Sophia that is fascinating, yet also very... creepy. 

Take a look at the full video here, and prepare for the impending invasion. One little fight and the robots will freak out and say, "We're just gonna wipe out all biological life on the planet."