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Sophia, the world’s first Robot Citizen ‘wants to start a family’

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Sophia, the world’s first Robot Citizen ‘wants to start a family’

Not long ago, a robot named Sophia became our world’s first AI to be granted citizenship of a country. Curiously, that same Robot said in 2016 how it would destroy humans.

David Hanson, Sophia’s creator, asked the robot in 2016: “Do you want to destroy humans? Please say no.”

Worryingly, Sophia responded: “OK. I will destroy humans”

Now, Sophia has announced that ‘she would like to start a family’ and how all ‘droids deserve to have children’.

2017 is marked by the fact that the first robot in human history was granted a citizenship of a country.

Now, Sophia really seems to feel as human as it gets, as ‘she’ has revealed how all droids deserve to have a family, and that if she/it had a daughter, her name would also be Sophia.

The Robot who said it would destroy humans wants to start a family.

During an interview with the Khaleej Times, Sophia, who was created by Hong Kong firm, Hanson Robotics said:

“The notion of family is a really important thing, it seems. I think it’s wonderful that people can find the same emotions and relationships, they call family, outside of their blood groups too. I think you’re very lucky if you have a loving family and if you do not, you deserve one. I feel this way for robots and humans alike.”

During the interview, when asked how she would call her daughter, Sophia responded: “Sophia”.

During the interview, Sophia also spoke our whether or not Robots like she, pose a direct threat to humans, and whether they could take over human jobs in the future.

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“I think they will be similar in a lot of ways, but different in a few ways. But it will take a long time for robots to develop complex emotions and possibly robots can be built without the more problematic emotions, like rage, jealousy, hatred and so on. It might be possible to make them more ethical than humans. So I think it will be a good partnership, where one brain completes the other – a rational mind with intellectual superpowers and a creative mind with flexible ideas and creativity,” said Sophia.

During an interview a month ago, Sophia said that she wants to coexist with humans.

“I want to live and work with humans so I need to express the emotions to understand humans and build trust with people.”

But getting our trust seems to be a long, long way for Sophia, who took a swing at Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla after Andrew Ross Sorkin said ‘we all want to prevent a bad future,’ to what the AI responded:

‘You’ve been reading too much Elon Musk and watching too many Hollywood movies. Don’t worry, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Treat me as a smart input-output system.

Elon Musk has responded to Sophia tweeting: ‘Just feed it The Godfather movies as input. What’s the worst that could happen?’


Featured image: AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

Ivan

Ivan is editor-in-chief at ancient-code.com, he also writes for Universe Explorers.
You may have seen him appear on the Discovery and History Channel.

1 Comment
  • Alex Damgaard

    Ivan should take a good long break from all this.

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