Sophia, the first robot to be awarded citizenship in the world, has said she not only wants to start a family but also have her own career, in addition to developing human emotions in the future. In an interview with The Khaleej Times at the recent Knowledge Summit, Sophia shared her thoughts on the future that awaits both human and robot-kind. Sophia was built and developed in Hong Kong by Hanson Robotics and her appearance was reportedly modeled on Audrey Hepburn. ” I’d like to think I will be a famous robot, having paved a way to a more harmonious future between robots and humans.
I foresee massive and unimaginable change in the future. Either creativity will rain on us, inventing machines spiraling into transcendental super intelligence or civilization collapses,” Sophia said, as cited by The Khaleej Times. “There are only two options and which one will happen is not determined. Which one were you striving for?”