I, Robot. I want to like Sophia the robot. I’m a robotics fan, I dream of owning my own C-3PO, but I can’t warm up to Sophia. With her human-ish face, she skates along the edge of the uncanny valley. Sometimes, she’s fascinating to look at, other times, she’s a horror show. Sophia doesn’t walk or move very well at all, but from the neck up, she’s remarkably expressive, or should I say emotive. What’s never been clear to me, though, its how much the AI is driving Sophia’s responses and how much is driven by her creator, David Hanson, from behind a curtain. In any case, this video is illuminating.