A robot, named Sophia spoke during the Future Investment Initiative event in Saudi Arabia. The robot was confirmed as a Saudi citizen during the Riyadh event, according to an official Saudi press release. Sophia the robot is the first robot in history to be granted full citizenship of a country. Sophia the robot might not have a heart or brain, but it does have Saudi Arabian citizenship. As of October 25, Sophia is the first robot in history to be a full citizen of a country.
Sophia was developed by Hanson Robotics, led by AI developer David Hanson. It spoke at this year’s Future Investment Initiative, held in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.
Sophia once said it would “destroy humans,” but this time around the robot spoke about its desire to live peaceably among humans.
Arab News Channel
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