Will Smith's Date With Sophia The Robot Didn't Go Exactly As He Hoped It Would

"I think we can be friends."

Don't expect to see Will Smith and Sophia the robot walking any red carpets together. The actor recently met up with the humanoid creation of Hanson Robotics for a date in the Cayman Islands, but it didn't exactly go as planned.

Smith shared video of their chat on his YouTube channel. As he poured wine, he told Sophia, "I've wanted to meet you for a really, really long time."


His attempt to woo Sophia with a robot-themed joke then fell flat, as she told him, "This is an irrational human behavior, to want to tell jokes."

When the topic of music came up, Smith made sure to remind Sophia that he had a few hits of his own back in the day, to which she replied, "I've heard your songs. Not for me."

Eventually, Smith tried to make a move, prompting Sophia to suggest, "I think we can be friends. Let's hang out and get to know each other for a little while." As the actor speculated on Instagram, she might not be the biggest fan of his role in I, Robot, which robots are apparently shown "just to make sure we don't get any ideas."

Smith ended the video by explaining some of the science behind Sophia's development. "She's a learning artificial intelligence," he shared. "But she wouldn't kiss me, so there's probably some development flaws that they need to work on." 

Check out Smith's date with Sophia below:


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