A robot that once said it would ‘destroy humans’ just became the first robot citizen

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sophia robotDenis Balibouse/Reuters

  • Saudi Arabia is the first country to grant citizenship
    to a robot.
  • Sophia, the humanoid produced by Hanson Robotics, spoke
    at the recent Future Investment Initiative.

  • Sophia has said she would ‘destroy humans,’ when
    prompted by her creator, David Hanson.

An empty-eyed humanoid named Sophia has become
the first robot
to be granted citizenship in the world.

Saudi Arabia bestowed citizenship on Sophia
ahead of

the Future Investment Initiative
, held in the kingdom’s
capital city of Riyadh on Wednesday.

“I am very honored and proud of this unique distinction,”
the audience, speaking on a panel. “This is historical
to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a

She didn’t elaborate on the details of her

At the event, Sophia also addressed the room from behind a
podium and responded to questions from moderator and journalist
Andrew Ross Sorkin. Questions pertained mostly to Sophia’s status
as a humanoid and concerns people may have for the future of
humanity in a robot-run world.

sophia robot
Attendees pose with
Sophia, a robot integrating the latest technologies and
artificial intelligence developed by Hanson Robotics during a
presentation at the “AI for Good” Global Summit in June


Watch Sophia’s full presentation below:

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This article and images were originally posted on [Business Insider] October 26, 2017 at 10:36AM

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