Robot Granted Citizenship In Saudi Arabia Immediately Trolls Elon Musk

World's first robot citizen raises questions for Kingdom

Sophia, an undeniably creepy humanoid robot, has just been named a citizen in Saudi Arabia.

Many Journalist noted that this is amusing for a country to grant a robot citizenship, where immigrants are working from years and still not provided with same rights they have bestowed to a female robot Sophia.

Sorkin also said towards the end of the interview that some of it was planned, but he just learned that Sophia will be the first robot to receive the citizenship of Saudi Arabia.

"I am very honored and proud of this unique distinction", Sophia told the audience, speaking on a panel.

Saudi Arabia recently made history in the most unprecedented way by granting citizenship to a robot, Sophia.

She addressed the conference in English without wearing a headscarf and abaya, which Saudi women are obliged to wear in public.

When asked about her hopes, Sophia responded: "I want to live and work with humans so I need to express the emotions to understand humans and build trust with people". Sophia said, "You've been reading too much Elon Musk and watching too many Hollywood movies".

The kingdom still faces criticism for archaic gender laws that require women to be accompanied by a male guardian, TechCrunch noted. If Sophia were a robot, her choice of dress would have offended Saudis religious hardliners.

"I am always happy when surrounded by smart people who also happen to be rich and powerful".

The Hanson Robotics machine, which is created to be witty, use the moment to take a jab at AI doomsayer Elon Musk. It is unclear whether Sophia will receive the same rights as humans (which, frankly, are not exactly sought-after, especially by women), or if the Kingdom will implement a new, robot-specific system. To others, like a group of Twitter users who created the hashtag "Sophia calls for dropping guardianship", it's hypocritical.

"Sophia" is an artificially intelligent human-like robot developed by Hong Kong-based humanoid robotics company Hanson Robotics. What a time to be alive'. The debate will only get more complex as more robots join Sophia in daily life.

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