Saudi Arabia becomes first country to grant citizenship to a robot


Publication Date
October 25 2017
Creators/Contributors
Olivia Cuthbert (creator)
Hanson Robotics (contributor)
Andrew Ross Sorkin (contributor)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
A humanoid robot took the stage at the Future Investment Initiative yesterday and had an amusing exchange with the host to the delight of hundreds of delegates.

Smartphones were held aloft as Sophia, a robot designed by Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics, gave a presentation that demonstrated her capacity for human expression.

Sophia made global headlines when she was granted Saudi citizenship, making the kingdom the first country in the world to offer its citizenship to a robot.
HCI Platform
Other
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMrX08PxUNY
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1183166/saudi-arabia

Related Collections
Humanoid Robots
How to cite this entry
Olivia Cuthbert. (October 25 2017). "Saudi Arabia becomes first country to grant citizenship to a robot". Arab News. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2582