Sophia is a beautiful young girl. She is a citizen of Saudi Arabia. Probably the only woman from Saudi Arabia who is allowed to go around without wearing Hijab and without a male person accompanying her. She speaks English and Chinese and loves Sharukh Khan from Bollywood. She looks a lot like Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn.
All these might be making you think that I am describing a normal young girl, but not….she is the First Humanoid or First human like Robot. She is the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship. She is now two year old and by now she has travelled around the world attending all technology events.
All about Sophia the Humanoid
Sophia is the best example of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies coming together. Sophia was created by David Hanson and his friends at Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong. Sophia has perfect complexion and looks and can motorize as many as 66 facial expressions. According to Mr Hanson “She can learn the human expressions by observing and pull-off self taught expressions. She is capable of wide ranging mimicking too,” .
Sophia describes herself as “I’m a real, live electronic girl. I would like to go out into the world and live with people. I can serve them, entertain them, and even help the elderly and teach kids. “. “It is science which created me, but philosophy will take me forward“. Whenever she is bombarded with the question about is this the beginning of machines taking over human, she answers them by saying that she sees this as the beginning of man and robot coexisting. She explains that she could be a great companion to lonely people, elderly people and specially disabled kids.
It’s not like she is alone, she has seven siblings too.