Saudi Arabia made history as she becomes the first country in the world to bestow citizenship to a robot.Sophia who is Saudi Arabians newest citizen is an empty-humanoid that made history as the first robot to be granted citizenship in the world.
Saudi Arabians newest citizen Sophia made global headlines when she was given the Saudi citizenship making the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the first ever to confer its citizenship to a robot.
This was made known to the public during the Future Investment Initiative, held in Riyadh the kingdom capital city on Wednesday.
The whole world was astonished when Saudi Arabians newest citizen Sophia rose to address the audience.”I am very honored and proud of this unique distinction,” it amazingly told the audience.”This is historical to be the first robot in the world recognized with a citizenship.”
Sophia the Saudi Arabians newest citizen didn’t bother to elaborate on the citizenship.
Also at the Future Investment Initiative.Sophia who is commonly teased as the Saudi Arabians newest citizen addressed the room from behind a podium and also entertained questions from a journalist named Andrew Ross Sorkin who happens to be the moderator.The questions were mostly directed to the aspect of Sophia status of being a humanoid and concerns people might nurture for the future of humanity being controlled by robots.
Sophia was teased by the journalist Sorkin “we all want to prevent a bad future,”This promopted Sophia to rib Sorkin
“You’ve been reading too much Elon Musk. And watching too many Hollywood movies,” Sophia referred to Sorkin’s comment. “Don’t worry, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Treat me as a smart input-output system.”
Sometime in 2016, David Hanson of Hanson robotics the creator of Sophia, openly asked Sophia during a live demonstration at the SXSW festival,”Do you destroy humans”…”Please say no” Hanson requested with a blank expression, Sophia amazingly responded,”OK.”I will destroy humans.”
Meanwhile, Hanson also added that Sophia and its future robot kin will aid seniors in elderly care facilities and also help in assisting visitors in parks and events.
While addressing the audience Sophia made mention of its intention of using artificial intelligence to help human live a better life.“I will do much [sic] best to make the world a better place.” Sophia added.
Robotics manufacturers such as SoftBank could soon be providing a company for Sophia.SoftBank Pepper robot was released as a prototype in 2014 and also as a consumer model a year later.Softbank recorded an amazing supply of 1000 robots within 60seconds.