The future is here! Saudi Arabia becomes first country in the world to grant citizenship to a robot

The future is here! Saudi Arabia becomes first country in the world to grant citizenship to a robot

- Saudi Arabia has granted citizenship to a robot

- It is the first country in the world to do so

- The humanoid robot has been named Sophia

Saudi Arabia has become the first country in the world to grant citizenship to a robot.

The humanoid robot has been named Sophia. "She" even spoke at a conference in Riyadh last week and said that she was honored at being made a Saudi citizen.

She spoke in English and did not wear a head scarf, which is mandatory for women to wear in public.

Saudi Arabia has granted Sophia, a humanoid robot, citizenship. Photo: Barcroft

Saudi Arabia has granted Sophia, a humanoid robot, citizenship. Photo: Barcroft

She said: "Thank you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am very honoured and proud for this unique distinction.

"It is historic to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with citizenship."

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She said she was honored to be granted Saudi citizenship. Photo: REX

She said she was honored to be granted Saudi citizenship. Photo: REX

She added: "My artificial intelligence is designed around human values like wisdom, kindness and compassion. I strive to become an empathetic robot."

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Social media was abuzz after the news broke out. Many people wondered if Sophia would face the same restrictions facing Saudi women, such as having to have a male guardian. See some reactions below.

Robot Sophia gets Saudi citizenship.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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