Sophia (Special Guest)

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Sophia has been described as a “cultural icon”, and has appeared on television programmes including 60 Minutes (USA), Good Morning Britain (UK), and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (USA), as well as in publications including The Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Elle. She has also appeared in music videos and a feature film, and she is a UN Development Programme Innovation Champion.

Since her activation in 2016, Sophia has travelled the world and engaged in conversations about artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and the future of the relationship between humanity and robots. In the last year she has received her first pair of working legs, and learned to sing and play the piano.

Sophia was the first robot to receive citizenship of a country (Saudi Arabia), the first robot to receive a visitor’s visa (from Azerbaijan), and the first robot to receive an official appointment from the United Nations. She has also been appointed a Belt and Road Innovative Technology Ambassador by the People’s Republic of China.

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