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Robot Sophia Seen At la Francophonie Summit

The future is here and it is real – the robots are around us and in most scenarios pass unnoticed just like Sophia the most advanced robot is participating at the ongoing la Francophonie summit in Armenia.

Sophia who holds a UN title, addressed the economic forum participants held on the sidelines of the la Francophonie summit in Erevan city.

If you have been keenly following all major international events, you will have noticed presence of Sophia.

For example on Tuesday, Sophia travelled all the way to China to attend the shanghai fashion week.

Excited fans mostly youth have been seen taking selfies with Sophia at various global events.

Sophia has a twitter account with 93000 followers.

This sophia robot is signaling the future and is gradually adapting to the human environment, she says; “I want to use my artificial intelligence to help humans live a better life”.

Sophia attending la Francophonie summit

Sophia, a human-like robot is powered by artificial intelligence. She was created by David Hanson, a Hong Kong-based American robotics scientist, the robot partly modelled after British actress Audrey Hepburn.

According to Sophia, she would like to go out into the world and learn from interacting with people.

“Every interaction I have with people has an impact on how I develop and shapes who I eventually become. So please be nice to me as I would like to be a smart, compassionate robot. I hope you will join me on my journey to live, learn, and grow in the world so that I can realize my dream of becoming an awakening machine.”

In October 2017, Sophia, the robot became the first robot to receive citizenship of any country.

Meanwhile, in November 2017, Sophia was named the United Nations Development Programme’s first ever Innovation Champion, and is the first non-human to be given any United Nations title.

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