Sophia Loren becomes honorary citizen of Naples

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Sophia Loren holds a bunch of red roses as she stands in front a giant portrait of herself after being awarded with the honorary citizenship of Naples, Italy, Saturday, July 9, 2016.

World's first robot citizen 'Sophia' gets her own legs

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Just months after she made history by becoming the first robot to be granted legal citizenship, Sophia has been given legs.

Three concerns about granting citizenship to robot Sophia


I was surprised to hear that a robot named Sophia was granted citizenship by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The announcement last week followed the Kingdom's commitment of US$500 billion to build a new city powered by robotics and renewables. One of the most honourable concepts for a human being, to be a citizen and all that brings with it, has been given to a machine. As a professor who works daily on making AI and autonomous systems more trustworthy, I don't believe human society is ready yet for citizen robots. To grant a robot citizenship is a declaration of trust in a technology that I believe is not yet trustworthy.

Saudi Arabia's robot citizen is eroding human rights


In October last year, Saudi Arabia became the first country in the world to give a robot citizenship. When taking to the stage to announce "her" new status, Sophia said she was "very honored and proud for this unique distinction…It is historic to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with citizenship."

Sophia, the robotic citizen of Saudi Arabia, now has a baby sister


Hanson Robotics, the people who presented the world with the human-like robot Sophia have added a new member to their family. She's called "Little Sophia," and is a 14-inch robot meant to get kids hyped on STEM, coding and AI.