Usually in Will Smith films our man always gets the girl. Not this time. The actor, who has been nominated for five Golden Globes and two Oscars, struck out with Sophia the Robot on a video posted to Smith’s YouTube channel. Apparently some robot’s aren’t programmed with good taste in men.
On a first “date” in the Cayman Islands, Smith tried to break the ice by asking Sophia:
What is a robot’s favorite kind of music? … Heavy metal?
The joke dropped like a metal balloon when Sophia responded:
I’m actually made mostly of silicon, plastics, and carbon fiber. Also, I prefer electronic music, though I don’t mind ’80s hip-hop. I have heard your songs. Not for me.
Sophia wasn’t finished insulting Smith. She went on to pour salt in the wound, saying:
They show us I, Robot just to make sure we don’t get any ideas.
And Sophia shot Smith down when he went in for a date ending kiss.
Don’t fret Will, we humans still love you.
You can watch the video, people.
— E! News (@enews) March 29, 2018
Sophia the robot, an AI robot able to display more than 62 facial expressions was developed by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics and activated on April 19, 2015. Watch the date here: https://t.co/keL3XHGp7i
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 29, 2018
Poor Will Smith, he really triedhttps://t.co/q9htxakUq2
— BET (@BET) March 29, 2018
Haha…, you know AIs will come for Will Smith first if they decide to take over the world, specially if they see i-robot
— The Enforcer (@Naijarsenal) March 30, 2018
It is a computer. It got no soul.
— Sergey Kofanov (@SergeyKofanov) March 29, 2018
H/T: Entertainment Weekly