This humanoid robot presented at SXSW will freak you out or excite you with all of its possibilities. The lifelike robot was created by Hanson Robotics and is intended to serve in healthcare, therapy, education and customer service applications.
Sophia has the cognitive abilities like that of humans. She is able to hold a conversation, recognize faces, produce natural facial expressions, and remember interactions. All of this allows Sophia to get smarter overtime.
Although robots will continue to evolve in the future, Hanson Robotics will keep them distinguishable from their human counterparts. And no, Sophia does not want destroy humans—hopefully.