Creepy AI humanoid Sophia is granted the world's first robot VISA as she embarks on a world tour


Publication Title
Daily Mail
Publication/Creation Date
October 29 2018
Creators/Contributors
Harry Pettit (creator)
David Hanson (contributor)
Hanson Robotics (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
The 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'.
HCI Platform
Robotical
Location on Body
Entire Body
Marketing Keywords
Hanson Robotics, Sophia, Facebook
Source
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6328455/Creepy-AI-humanoid-Sophia-granted-worlds-robot-VISA-embarks-world-tour.html

Related Collections
Humanoid Robots
Date archived
November 13 2018
Last edited
January 31 2019
How to cite this entry
Harry Pettit. (October 29 2018). "Creepy AI humanoid Sophia is granted the world's first robot VISA as she embarks on a world tour". Daily Mail. Daily Mail. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3400