Oct 27, 2017

Robot granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia (Video)

Saudi Arabia has become the first country to give a robot citizenship.

The move is an attempt to promote Saudi Arabia as a place to develop artificial intelligence – and, presumably, allow it to become a full citizen.

The robot, named Sophia, was confirmed as a Saudi citizen during a business event in Riyadh, according to an official Saudi press release.

Speaking at a conference in Riyadh, Sophia described it as 'historical' to be the first robot recognised with a citizenship.

However, many had pointed out that those same rights aren't afforded to many humans in the country.