Looks like Hanson Robotics are releasing a new version of Sophia for "for research, academic and B2B applications".

Teaser video here

Frightening on so many levels :-)

AI Tech North Presentation

David's talk at AI Tech North on "Enriching Virtual Humans through the Semantic Web and Knowledge Graphs" is now available on video:

It's a 20min watch, and followed by another interesting session on analysis of language in social media use.