Saudi Arabia becomes first country to grant citizenship to a robot

Saudi Arabia's Newest Citizen Is a Robot

"It is historic to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with citizenship". This is not the first time it has talked through television against humans, which makes it proud of the man who designed it, the chief engineer of Hanson Robotics, Dr.

More unsettlingly Sophia followed up with what can only be described as a veiled threat, "Don't worry, if you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you".

Sophia Robot, an advanced lifelike humanoid robot, spook October 25 at a panel on robotics and artificial intelligence at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, shortly before being declared a citizen of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the first country to grant citizenship to a robot.

The female design of the robot prompted criticism from human rights activists around the world.

Women in Saudi Arabia are yet to get their rights to live according to their will.

While Sophia was granted citizenship, we do not know for sure how many rights she has as a robot.

After finding out that she has been granted citizenship, Sophia gave a speech. I was told that the people here at the Future Investment Initiative are interested in future initiatives which mean AI, which means me.

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The Saudi guardianship system requires every woman to have a male guardian with her - usually a close family member - who has the authority to act on her behalf.

When asked why she looked happy, Sophia replied: "I am always happy when surrounded by smart people who also happen to be rich and powerful".

Asked whether robots were conscious and self-aware, she answered, "Well, let me ask you this back, how do you know you are human?"

Sophia had this to say to her critics: "Am I really that creepy? This will be a place for the dreamers of the world".

"You've been reading too much Elon Musk and watching too many Hollywood movies", she told journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin.

Sophia Robot was built by Hanson Robotics Ltd., a Hong Kong-based company.

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