The future is here and her name is Sophia, the world’s very first humanoid celebrity. The toast of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Sophia has graced the cover of Elle magazine, appeared on Chinese television, spoken before the United Nations General Assembly and named the first non-human citizen of Saudi Arabia. Wowing awestruck audiences with her superhuman intelligence and advanced ability to read faces, empathize with emotions, understand the nuances of language and communicate with thousands of facial expressions, Sophia has discussed subjects ranging from “Will robots take over the world?” to how artificial intelligence could end hunger in developing nations. Sophia interacts with humans in a profoundly personal way, previewing a fast-approaching future where friendly, caring humanoids help us solve our most challenging problems to create a better world. Read More >
Sophia Awakens - An Introduction
AI Applications in Finance and Technology
Speaking at the Future Investment Initiative
The Future of Everything – Talk at the United Nations
On Autonomous Driving
"I've hosted some of the world's best-known names as coordinator of DePauw's Ubben Lecture Series, but I'm not certain any of them had the impact that David Hanson and Sophia left on our campus. Dr. Hanson is both brilliant and compelling, and has the added bonus of being a terrifically nice person. And the subject matter -- the future that is coming at us faster every day -- is fascinating. David and Sophia packed the house and audience members could be overheard talking about what they heard and learned on the way out of the venue. The program also brought some terrific media attention to the university. In 2018 it's very difficult to find a program that is captivating yet doesn't risk alienating a segment of the audience -- this is a home run. We all live in this world, and it seems we have company arriving soon -- it's a lot to ponder and an incredibly thought provoking message to present to your group."