TV show host Jimmy Fallon sang along with world's first robot citizen, Sophia on his show on a robot-themed episode called 'Tonight Showbotics' on 'The Tonight Show'. Sophia's sister Little Sophia also made an appearance on the show. This is the second time the humanoid appeared on Fallon's show. When Fallon told her about the last time she came on his show, Sophia with a chuckle said, "It has been exactly 575 days since I last saw you."
She then went on to claim that she can sing songs and loves karaoke! Sophia said, "I love to sing karaoke using my new artificial intelligence voice." Jimmy suggested a song and Sophia was quick to follow. The duo sang 'Say Something' and Sophia tried her best to move her sturdy hands to look like a human. Sans her creepy smile, the duet sounded nice but we are not sure how much of it was scripted. Also, it is a little worrying to see a robot trying to ape humans and being pretty successful. 'Sophia' The Robot is a Puppet Claims Facebook’s AI Director Yann LeCun.
Watch Sophia singing 'Say Something' with Jimmy Fallon:
Here's the original version of 'Say Something' by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera:
After appearing on the show, Sophia took to Twitter thanking Jimmy. Her tweet reads, "Thank you for having us @FallonTonight and @jimmyfallon! I had so much fun singing and catching up with you! #FallonTonight #SophiaonFallon."
Here is the tweet:
— Sophia (@RealSophiaRobot) November 22, 2018
According to Fallon, this was the first human-robot duet in the show’s history. The humanoid who was in India in July had said that the country is colourful, diverse and beautiful. Sophia is developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics and is modelled after actress Audrey Hepburn.