The hottest selling item this year is the Amazon Echo/Dot, a form of artificial intelligence. This item proves to be entertaining and helpful. So we view it as an advancement in technology and beneficial to our lives. But what about Sophia? The robot who gained citizenship in Saudi Arabia and now says she wants a baby and that family is really important. She is saying some wholesome things but does that make her part of the human race? She lacks any form of consciousness but her inventor says he expects that to be coming in the next few years. She is not pre-programmed with answers rather she responds to people’s expressions. However, she is loaded with an extensive vocabulary and her brain operates using a wi-fi connection. Will we be forced to accept robots as equal members of society? Sophia is not human and will never possess a soul. Are we trying to play God? Let’s talk about the pros and cons of this technology. Call us at 1-800-585-9396.