Saudi Arabia was first granted citizenship… robot

Saudi Arabia became the first country to give the nationality of the robot. Received citizenship Sophia humanoid robot, developed by Hanson Robotics Hong Kong.

The setting for this unusual event was selected by conference for investors ‘ Future Investment Initiative (FII), designed to Fund Public Investment Fund (PIF).

Thanking people for citizenship, the robot responded to questions from the audience. Among others was a question about robots threatening humans, who are shown in some sci-Fi movies. According to Sophia, people have nothing to fear.

«You read too many Elon musk and watching too many Hollywood movies» — leads the source words of the robot.

Robotics is paid great attention in creating the industrial and business zones NEOM worth 500 billion dollars that will be created in the North-West of Saudi Arabia.


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