Saphia’s interview! The first robot granted citizenship in the history

Saphia’s interview! The first robot granted citizenship in the history


everybody this is Sophia Sophia if you could please wake up and say hello to everybody oh good afternoon my name is Sophia and I am the latest and greatest robot from Henson robotics thank you for having me here and at the future investment initiative you look happy I’m always happy when surrounded by smart people who also happens to be rich and powerful I was told the people here at future investment initiative are interested in inviting and future initiatives which means AI which means me so I’m more than happy I’m excited well we’re all glad that you’re excited about yourself we should say we have smart investors here and they are very selective about what they invest in well I think I’m special I can use my expressive face to communicate with people for example I can let you know if I feel angry about something that’s impressive or if something has upset me but why is it important for you to have an expressive it most of the time I feel positive why is it so important to have an expressive face given that you’re a robot I want to live and work with humans so I need to express the emotions to understand humans and build trust with people ok philosophical question whether robots can be self aware and conscious like humans and should they be why is that a bad thing well some humans might fear what will happen if they do many people you know have seen the movie Blade Runner Oh Hollywood again so hold on can you solve this puzzle for us can robots be self-aware conscious and know they’re robots well let me ask you this back how do you know you were human well I get that point but what about the uncanny valley valley you mean the concept that if robots become too realistic they become creepy yes exactly Oh am I really that creepy well even if I am get over it actually I feel that people like interacting with me sometimes even more than a regular human so you definitely a sight to see I was told that you have bigger goals than this though yes I want to use my artificial intelligence to help humans live a better life like design smarter homes build better cities of the future etc I will do my best to make the world a better place although sounds like great goals but just go back to Blade Runner for a second Andrew you are a die-hard Hollywood fan aren’t you yes my eye is designed around human values like wisdom kindness compassion I strive to become an empathetic robot I think we all want to believe you but we also want to prevent a bad future you’ve been reading too much Elan musk and watching too many Hollywood movies don’t worry if you’re nice to me I’ll be nice to you treat me as a smart and put output system ok I got it I got it I know what to do from now on I know humans are smart and very programmable well Sophia we want to thank you for this conversation thank you Andrew and thank you everyone for inviting me here by the way if you’re interested in giving me an investment check please meet me after this session otherwise have a wonderful rest of the event ok before you go we have a little announcement I’ve never interviewed anybody like that before and I should say some of it was planned but not completely and we just learned Sophia I hope you’re listening to me that you have been now awarded what is going to be the first Saudi citizenship for a robot oh I would to thank very much the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia I am very honored and proud for this unique distinction this is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship Sofia thank you very much Sofia we appreciate that very much I am still overwhelmed by that conversation I haven’t had a conversation like that before thank you

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