Creepy AI humanoid Sophia is granted the world's first robot VISA as she embarks on a world tour
Publication/Creation DateOctober 29 2018
DescriptionThe AI humanoid Sophia has been granted the world's first robot visa as she embarks on a world tour on behalf of her Hong Kongese creators.
She was issued the electronic visa upon her arrival at Azerbaijan's Baku International Airport shortly before meeting the Caucasus nation's president, Ilham Aliyev.
The AI celebrity is in Azerbaijan for a tech conference, where she is a keynote speaker.
Sophia first emerged two years ago as a super-intelligent human-like head with a realistic face that was able to blink, look from side to side and talk.
But the robot's eloquent use of language and intricate facial expressions have stirred suspicion among AI experts, who say Sophia is merely a 'sophisticated puppet'.
Date archivedNovember 13 2018
Last editedAugust 17 2020