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Meet Robot Sophia from Saudi Arabia, World’s first official Robot citizen

Saudi gave a non human non pardah woman citizenship,much to shock of the whole world

Saudi Arabia became the first country to grant citizenship to a robot. The lucky machine name is Sophia the Humanoid, who was designed to look like Audrey Hepburn.News of Sophia’s citizenship was proclaimed to the world at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.The robot, known as Sophia, appeared onstage without an abaya, a head covering and cloak normally required of women by the Saudi government.

“I am very honored and proud for this unique distinction,” Sophia said in an interview with moderator Andrew Ross Sorkin. “This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship.”

Sophia was created by David Hanson for Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics. Hanson is known for making human-like robots.Sophia had a lengthy interview with the interviewer & also made snide remarks on elon musk & hollywood for showing the danger of robotics

Hanson Robotics, the company that developed the robot, hails it as “the most beautiful and celebrated robot,” a claim to fame that surely ensures our non-human counterparts will be just as sexually objectified as their blood and flesh foremothers.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) manages more than $200 billion USD in assets, including investments in Uber. With a growing role in tech and innovation,Saudi faces criticism for archaic gender laws that require women to be accompanied by a male guardian and only just granted women the right to drive, a change that’s expected to go into effect in June of 2018. Last month, Saudi Arabia announced that it would open itself to VoIP calling services like Skype and WhatsApp.

As expected Elon muck took potshots back at this with his tweet

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