Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to a robot for the first time ever

by Garry Watts October 27, 2017, 0:14
Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to a robot for the first time ever

"This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognised with a citizenship".

"I am very honoured and proud for this unique distinction", the robot told the room. It is historic to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with citizenship.

When Sophia claimed that her only goal was to "help humans live a better life", Sorkin quickly retorted that while that they may be true humans are concerned about the rise of robots and AI.

Sophia wants to make the world a better place and will use her artificial intelligence to help humans build a better life. "Good afternoon my name is Sophia and I am the latest and greatest robot from Hanson Robotics".

Hanson Robotics, the company that made Sophia, has plans to make more robots like its pioneering humanoid. Expressing emotions and demonstrating kindness or compassion are just among those Sophia's striving to learn from us.

Sophia had all the right answers, and she followed nearly all of them with the most cringy smile you've seen. But the fact that Sophia's citizenship produced the uncertainty at all is troubling, because it suggests the line between human and humanoid is only getting blurrier.

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The robot also bizarrely took a dig at Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. "Don't worry, if you're nice to me, I will be nice to you".

"I am always happy when surrounded by smart people who also happen to be rich and powerful". For instance, when the news broke about her citizenship, Twitter users quickly criticized the kingdom for bestowing more rights upon a robot than on the country's women, BBC reported.

Pondering whether it would be creepy if she was too realistic, Sophia said, "Am I really that creepy?"

When she was asked if robots could ever know they were robots, she replied: "Well, let me ask you this back - how do you know you're human?". "I will destroy humans".

Sophia's Saudi citizenship has also been met by criticism by many who see the gesture as hypocritical to the Middle East nation's treatment of women.


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