Sophia in Saudi: the humanoid robot attends Riyadh technology conference

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Published: 2017-10-25 09:51

Last Updated: 2017-10-25 10:53


Sophia, the humanoid robot, says she wants to help humanity. (St-tech.blog)
Sophia, the humanoid robot, says she wants to help humanity. (St-tech.blog)
Roya News Source

One of the most intelligent “women” in the world is set to make a public speech in Saudi Arabia this week.

Saudis will come face to face with the famous humanoid robot, Sophia, who will deliver a lecture at the Future Investment Initiative Conference in Riyadh.

The “one-and-a-half-year-old” robot has the ability to control her voice, facial expressions and to express her feelings like a human would.

As if that isn’t distracting enough, Hanson Robotics made Sophia to look like the late American actress Audrey Hepburn.

Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced at the conference’s opening ceremony on Tuesday that he plans to build a $500 billion futuristic city called “Neom,” which will run entirely on alternative energy sources and become a hub for technological innovation.