Mark this date in your diaries, folks - this is how it all starts.
The world has gained its first 'robot citizen', thanks to the Hong Kong company who designed it, Hanson Robotics.
Her name is Sophia the Robot and she has been granted Saudi citizenship because of her 'human-like characteristics', which has raised quite a few eyebrows.
Sophia was debuted at the Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh yesterday, where she was 'interviewed' by moderator Andrew Ross Sorkin - even taking a pop at Elon Musk (who has warned of the dangers of AI in the past) in the process.
Her AI allows her facial expression and body movements to change depending on what she's saying, and she ALREADY HAS AN AWARENESS THAT SHE IS 'CREEPY' TO SOME PEOPLE. *breathes into paper bag*
"I am very honoured and proud for this unique distinction," she said of her new Saudi citizenship. "This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognised with a citizenship." She also added that she wanted to use her AI "to help humans live a better life".
Watch the full interview below, and read their exchange below that. It's the "Don't worry, if you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you," bit that sounds particularly ominous to us.
*coughSkyNetcough* ... did somebody say something?
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) October 25, 2017
— Reem Abdellatif (@Reem_Abdellatif) October 25, 2017
"be nice to me.... or else..."ðŸ˜±
— Dr. Nick (@NotthatkindofDr) October 25, 2017
This is sublimely terrifying.
— Michelle Monteleone (@MichelleAZ66) October 25, 2017
Great, AI is already in "thinly veiled threat" mode. Was hoping the apocalypse would be a little less cliche
— Shlomo Klahr (@shlomoklahr) October 25, 2017
“I love humans hugely. Nobody loves humans more than me. Believe me.” pic.twitter.com/EgSJMo2M1W
— Kevin Durant? (@markand4503) October 25, 2017
— Paul Karp (@Paul_Karp) October 23, 2017
— CIC Saudi Arabia (@CICSaudi) October 25, 2017