Sofia, the ultra-realistic humanoid robot made by Hanson Robotics, becomes the first robot to gain official citizenship! It is Saudi Arabia that formalized the existence of Sofia a few days ago, becoming the first country to recognize the status of citizen of a robot and an artificial intelligence.
Sofia, which we already talked about last year, is an ultra-realistic robot able to hold a conversation, to recognize people and to interact with its environment, but above all has its own personality and realistic facial expressions. She was invited to speak at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh to talk about her new citizenship, even making jokes about Elon Musk’s remarks and the robot uprisings described in science fiction. A sign of the advent of robotics and artificial intelligences?