Sophia - the robot

  • Sophia is not a conventional robot. She has been modelled after Audrey Hepburn.
  • She was created by Dr. David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics. The man has a worldwide reputation for creating robots that look and act exactly like humans.
  • Sophia is the most advanced robot created by Hanson Robotics.
  • She is a media favourite for having given several interviews. She has sung in a concert and even appeared on the cover of Elle magazine.
  • She has interests in business and has met face-to-face with industry leaders from banking, insurance, auto manufacturing, property development, media.
  • She has also appeared onstage as a panel member and presenter in high-level conferences.
  • She has more rights than women in Saudi Arabia. Sophia has no male guardian and wears no abaya - two restrictions that are imposed on Saudi women.
  • She once said she "will destroy humans" when her creator asked her, "Do you want to destroy humans?...Please say 'no.'

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