A robot that once said it would 'destroy humans' just became the first robot citizen
| Justin Gmoser and Chris Weller
10/26/2017 8:28 PM EST
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Saudi Arabia granted Sophia the humanoid robot with robot citizenship ahead of the Future Investment Initiative conference. Following is a transcript of the video.
This robot just became a citizen. Meet Sophia the humanoid robot. Saudi Arabia granted it citizenship ahead of the Future Investment Initiative conference.
Sophia - Robot - Afternoon - Name - Sophia
Sophia (robot): Oh, good afternoon. My name is Sophia and I am the latest and greatest robot from Hanson Robotics.
Andrew Ross Sorkin (moderator): You have been now awarded what is going to be the first Saudi citizenship for a robot.
Sophia - Kingdom - Saudi - Arabia - Distinction
Sophia: Oh, I want to thank very much the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am very honored and proud for this unique distinction.
Details of the citizenship were not elaborated....
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