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Saudia Arabia just granted citizenship to a humanoid robot

Blade Runner, Ex Machina, Terminator… the Matrix…

Have humans forgotten what happens when machines become self-aware, the great battles of humans vs machines… uh.. wait, those are all Hollywood movies. But is fiction approaching reality?

My eyes popped out of my head when I read that a robot was granted citizenship within a country.   There are serious advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics sensors, where robots are looking more human with their facial expressions. but this seems a bit excessive. I am curious if this robot can get a passport and travel alone to other countries.

Meet Sophia

Created by David Hanson to look like Audrey Hepburn.  He is the founder of Hanson Robotics out of Hong Kong and known for creating robots that look and act like humans.

Check out this video to see for yourself: