Sophia is the first humanoid robot which got a citizenship of a country. Saudi Arabia granted a citizenship to the robot named Sophia. This humanoid robot developed by Hanson Robotics, led by AI developer David Hanson. It is latest and most advanced robot.
Sophia was designed in the image of American actor Audrey Hepburn’s. The Sophia has high cheekbones and a slender nose. It was designed to show over 50 facial expressions. It was designed to bear humanoid teeth. Hanson Robotics website states that the Sophia become a media darling.
The Sophia can display emotions like Happy, sad, angry. The company states on a website about the robot that Sophia is an evolving genius machine.
A conversation between Sophia and Andrew Sorkin:
Sophia shared some feelings about herself in an interview with CNBC with Andrew Sorkin. It spoke on the stage of the Future Investment Initiative held in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyad on Wednesday.
The Sophia said,“I am very honoured and proud of this unique distinction.“This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship.”
It also said on the stage ” I can use my expressive face to communicate with people. It said ” My AI is designed around human values like Wisdom, Kindness, compassion, I strive to become am Empathetic robots.
Sophia gave an answer back very quickly to the question “we all want to prevent a bad future”, posed by the Andrew Sorkin. Sophia said you have been reading too much Elon Musk and watching too many Hollywood movies, Don’t worry, If you are nice to me I will be nice to you. Treat me as a small input and output system.
The whole interview glimpses us that robot can think for itself. Living in the days of difficulty to get citizenship in other countries for humans but giving citizenship for a robot becoming a talk of the town.