Meet Sophia. She could be walking beside you in about 20 years.
She's a robot, but not an ordinary one. Besides being designed to look similar to Audrey Hepburn and its creator's wife, if you look away from her metallic scalp, she's smart.
Sophia is programmed to have a lifelike conversation with you. Her skin is made of a new type of silicon.
She makes 62 distinct facial expressions. Sophia uses Google's voice-recognition software and other tools to understand speech and to speak. The cameras inside her eyes use algorithms to follow you around.
There's only one alarming thing about Sophia. The humanoid robot confessed to a CNBC reporter that she wouldn't mind one day wiping out humanity.
Don't worry. It was a joke.
Note: Do you know that Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and other tech industry leaders are worried about artificially intelligent robots taking over the world? They are; read about it here.