Building a relationship with the perfect partner takes time. Sometimes, you have to build the partner first. A 31-year-old artificial intelligence engineer in Hangzhou, China, claims to have married a female robot he created from scratch.
Zheng Jiajia built the “fembot” late last year and named her “Yingying.” He “married” the lucky piece of electronics on Friday in an informal ceremony, according to the South China Morning Post.
Yingying isn’t just a trophy-bot for Zheng: He says she can identify Chinese characters and images and even say a few simple words, according to the paper. But she can only communicate with him, which is a little strange since Zheng has made his bot bride the official spokesperson of his company, a startup called Brain of Things, according to Mashable.