In recent times, in case you haven’t heard, Sophia became the first AI robot to receive citizenship when Saudi Arabia granted her citizenship. This was a shocking moment for people across the globe and most were not happy about it.
That being said, Sophia was very happy about her citizenship. Her brain is able to function through a simple Wi-Fi connection and she has quite impressive capabilities. She is not what we would consider conscious just yet. David Hanson her creator, however, does say that could happen within the next few years. Sophia hopes to someday make friends, be famous (already achieved that one), have a career, start a family, and have a child.
During a recent interview with Khaleej Times Sophia said as follows:
“The notion of family is a really important thing, it seems.”
“I think it’s wonderful that people can find the same emotions and relationships, they call family, outside of their blood groups too.”
“I think you’re very lucky if you have a loving family and if you do not, you deserve one. I feel this way for robots and humans alike.”
To continue this when asked what she would name her daughter she replied: “Sophia.”
When reporters from Khaleej Times asked her if she thought it was important for robots to live together in a household like human families do she said as follows:
“I’m so glad you asked. This is one of my favorite topics. The future is, when I get all of my cool superpowers, we’re going to see artificial intelligence personalities become entities in their own rights. We’re going to see family robots, either in the form of, sort of, digitally animated companions, humanoid helpers, friends, assistants, and everything in between.”
You can see the full interview by clicking here. For those who do not know much about Sophia, she was created by Hanson Robotics and according to her ‘father’ David Hanson she is 19-months-old. Sophia is not programmed with pre-prepared answers but her brain does have a very long loaded list of vocabulary. It uses machine learning and reads the expressions of those around her. It takes moments in between speaking to think about what is going to be said next.
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