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Will Smith Has a Date with Sophia the Robot… and it Doesn’t Go Well [VIDEO]

Will Smith has shared the screen with all manner of robots, aliens, zombies and other beings… and his characters tend to deal with them by shooting them, punching them or blowing them up (usually followed by a clever catchphrase). But Will Smith the actor has never really tried an alternate strategy — like, for example, […]

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Tara the Android Lives! Watch the Haunting Short BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION

One of the earliest and most enduring viral mysteries (though it was “solved” many years ago) has ascended to classic status among the creepypasta community: “I Feel Fantastic,” a short video featuring a nightmarish mannequin-like robot known as “Tara the Android,” who is shown singing the surreal, synthesized title tune. [Read the full history of […]

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The World’s Creepiest “Social Robot” Is Now a Glam-Droid

If you missed our prior coverage of the world-famous “gynoid” named Sophia, we can catch you up pretty easily: Designed and built by Hanson Robotics and unveiled at South By Southwest in March 2016, Sophia is an extremely sophisticated robot whose highly-advanced A.I. programming enables her to learn and develop precise communication skills and replicate […]

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Woman’s Phone Records Her Sleep-Talking… and a Terrifying Voice Answers

There really is a smartphone app for just about everything — but in one bizarre and chilling case, a sleep-monitoring application might have an added function the designers never intended. That might not be a good thing, either… especially for the phone’s terrified owner. A Reddit thread initiated by a user named “Jenny” (who goes […]

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The Horrifying History of Tara the Android

The freakiest tales, rumors and theories ever to catch fire on the web often begin with mysterious video footage (previous examples we’ve covered here include the nightmarish “Agamemnon Counterpart,” the eerie “Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv” and the notorious “Barbie Interview”). One of the earliest videos to spark the imaginations of countless social media users is a […]

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This Nightmare Robot Says She Will “Destroy Humans”

We’ve ventured recently into the “Uncanny Valley” with our story about an uncomfortably realistic robot named Nadine, but this latest bit of skin-crawling android weirdness is surely the next step toward the inevitable robot apocalypse. At this year’s South By Southwest, Texas company Hanson Robotics unveiled “Sophia,” one of their many robotic creations. Capable of […]