We Spoke With Sophia the Robot to Find Out If She’s More Hype or Glimpse of the Future

She's come a long way but still has far to go.

‘I love being a robot,’ the popular humanoid robot told Adweek. Getty Images

She was by the wall, asleep, wearing a black sleeveless dress picked out by her personal stylist, who was busy applying a layer of makeup to her resting face. The room, deep in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, was the antithesis of what Las Vegas stands for. There was no glitz or glamour. It was a conference room, replete with requisite conference table and chair, and walls and carpet that were a Grey Poupon-colored smear of goldish brown. Everything looked normal. That was how it was supposed to be. But some things were off.

@martyswant martin.swant@adweek.com Marty Swant is a former technology staff writer for Adweek.