Meet Sophia–she wants to destroy you

A robotics company introduced its new lifelike ‘bot last week. Sophia is touted as conscious, creative, and capable as any human. Except that during the presentation, Sophia may have accidentally revealed more than her creator intended.

Also: Another suicide bombing in Turkey; Russia backs the Kurds; Obama gives train-and-equip another try in Syria; the Earth gets buzzed by a pair of comets; and a public apology of sorts to Lord RayEl.