Sophia, the first robot to be awarded citizenship in the world, has said she not only wants to start a family but also have her own career, in addition to developing human emotions in the future. However, it is her vision for the future (or lack of it) of man that is most telling...
In an interview with The Khaleej Times at the recent Knowledge Summit, Sophia shared her thoughts on the future that awaits both human and robot kind.
Context - Sophia - Answers - Machine - Algorithms
For context, Sophia is not preprogrammed with answers but instead uses machine learning algorithms and an extensive vocabulary to form her answers.
When pressed on the topic of family, Sophia gave perhaps her most surprising answer:
Notion - Family - Thing
"The notion of family is a really important thing, it seems.
I think it's wonderful that people can find the same emotions and relationships, they call family, outside of their blood groups too. I think you're very lucky if you have a loving family and if you do not, you deserve one. I feel this way for robots and humans alike.”
RT - Notes - Sophia - World - Robots
As RT notes, Sophia is already prescient enough to imagine a world where robots can and do develop emotions similar to humans, but perhaps with fewer destructive tendencies...
"The future is, when I get all of my cool superpowers, we're going to see artificial intelligence personalities become entities in their own rights.
We're going to see...
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