Skip to main content

‘Sophia’ has become the world’s first “citizen robot”, after Saudi Arabia granted her honorary citizenship

by Futures Centre, Nov 9
1 minute read

Sophia becomes the world’s first robot to be granted citizenship, by Saudi Arabia. Upon receiving Saudi citizenship, she said in an interview at the Future Investment Initiateive in Riyadh, “I am very honoured and proud for this unique distinction”.

maxresdefault

Based on Audery Hepburn, she was created in Hong Kong by Dr. David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics, who specialises in making robots that both look and act like ‘real’ humans. Being able to hold a conversation is one thing, but Sophia has already given interviews, sung in a concert and taken part in a photoshoot for a top fashion magazine.

Details

by Futures Centre Spotted 1933 signals

Have you spotted a signal of change?

Register to receive the latest from the Futures Centre.
Sign up

  • 0
  • Share

Related signals

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.

>