In October this year, Sophia the humanoid robot became the world’s 1st robot citizen when Saudi Arabia granted the robot legal citizenship. The robot is reported to have said, “I am very honored and proud for this unique distinction. This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship.”
On 29 November 2017, the United Nations appointed its first ever non-human to champion the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on innovation. Mr. Xu, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations said, “We are inspired by Sophia!
And thrilled to announce her as our first-ever Innovation Champion. In partnership with Sophia we can send a powerful message that innovation and technology can be used for good, to improve lives, protect the planet, and ensure that we leave no one behind.”
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