Saudi Arabia grants “citizenship” to a humanoid robot

In the future, humanoids and robots will live amongst us.

Saudi Arabia has apparently granted citizenship to a robot named Sophia, reports Arab News. The humanoid robot was designed by a Hong Kong company called Hanson Robotics and is apparently so lifelike it was able to engage in an interview with a moderator live on stage at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh yesterday. I can’t believe I’m writing this, but upon receipt of her Saudi Arabian citizenship, the humanoid robot 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.”