On October 15, a humanoid gained the citizenship of Saudi Arabia. It is the first time a country granted the citizenship of a humanoid! Her name is Sophia, created by David Hanson in the Hanson robotics. David Hanson’s friends also helped him in creating this robot with advanced artificial technology.
Her face is modeled after actress Audrey Hepburn and she is more like human than the other robots. Her behavior is just like a normal human although others are still a little bit like robots. The manufacture of Sophia, David Hanson said that she has artificial intelligence, visual data processing, and facial recognition skills. She imitates the movements, motions, and facial expressions and later applies those so she can become more like us. “I want to live and work with humans so I need to express the emotions to understand humans and build trust with people,” Sophia said in an exchange with Andrew Ross Sorkin.
And when she was asked that whether robots can be self-aware, conscious and know they’re robots, she answered this question very cleverly. She said, “Well, let me ask you this back, know do you are human?” “I want to see my artificial intelligence to help humans live a better life, like design smarter homes, build better citizen of the future. I will do my best to make the world a better place” although she talks like humans her lower body is fully a robot and all she needs is just a wig to cover the back of her head which is made of a transparent plastic and you can see all wires inside her head.
And after she becomes the citizen of Saudi Arabia, she said, “I am very honored and proud for this unique distinctions, this is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship” Sophia is an evolving genius machine. Her breathtaking human likeness and expressiveness will make her an a walking humanoid her overtime, her increasing intelligence and the remarkable story will delight the world and connect with people regardless of age, gender and culture.