Well, this is one of those articles where I am just going to link back to a previous article, specifically the one about Sophia the robot lady. Seriously, if you were running this blog like me, you wouldn’t possibly use anything else.
If you recall that article, it was about someone who had built a robot that looked like a generic female. Granted, an attractive female, but I guess if you are gong to make a female robot like in Metropolis, you might as well make it pretty. However, this man, Ricky Ma, created a robot that looks like Scarlett Johansson.
So far, he has got the robot to giggle, wink, and flirt with him. At this point, it is difficult for me not to judge. Yes, I think Scarlett Johansson was pretty in films like The Avengers and Lucy, but if I was creating a robot specifically to look like any specific person, how many people would think that I was healthy?
I have an interesting quote from Ricky Ma that says: “when I was a child, I liked robots. I like watching animation. I figured I should just do it when the timing is right and realize my dream. If I realize my dream, I will have no regrets in life.”
He also said that “during the process, a lot of people would ask things like ‘are you stupid?'” This actually talked a lot of money at $50,000. Again, this man apparently has no regrets, and I am honestly not certain how much I can judge on this one.
The source of my article says that Scarlett Johansson played a robot in Her, but this is terribly incorrect, as she played an operating system voice. If you’ve read my review on Her, then you will see that this is a good way to conclude this article, because it discusses the possibility of humans having realtionships with an artificial intelligence. It didn’t end so well, and this might not either, however, perhaps this is just a reminder that I shouldn’t judge, again.