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The first robot recognized as a citizen. Dawn of The Second Renaissance?

The first robot recognized as a citizen. Dawn of The Second Renaissance?

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Oct-26-2017 7:21 PM

I don't want to get into the politics and stuff, but Saudi Arabia has apparently granted a robot as a citizen. 5 minute video below.


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Oct-26-2017 8:13 PM

From another article. Still seems AI is making progress:

Sophia needs an internet connection and is connected to a real human operating a laptop, and the questions she answered were chosen ahead of time.

Software brain aside, Sophia also lacks legs, making her a lot less mobile than her human counterparts

The current model of Sophia is the 13th incarnation of Hanson Robotics' software-powered robot and will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, The Australian reported. 

Chief scientist Dr Ben Goertzel is using Sophia as part of SingularityNET's push for a new online space for the exchange of AI algorithms.

'Her intelligence will be plugged into the platform for the benefit of other developers, particularly those looking to make robots as smart as Sophia,' he said.

I Raptus

Oct-27-2017 1:37 AM

Awesome! Sydney you say.....I'll look into this. I would like to check this out. Thanks for the share :-)


Oct-27-2017 8:21 AM

This is pretty scary. I hope the "Q&A" are pre-planned. 


Oct-27-2017 8:46 AM

We are not very far from some very scary stuff with this.


Oct-27-2017 12:07 PM

dk - Thanks for the video.

Watch this video with Sophia, it is much more frightening:

Humanoid Robot Tells Jokes on GMB! | Good Morning Britain



Oct-27-2017 12:10 PM

Imagine Sophia's AI combined with the mobility of these robots:

7 The Most Advanced Robots:


Oct-27-2017 12:17 PM

And a video from one of my old threads showing the Russian robot soldier:

This Russian robot shoots guns:

I Raptus

Oct-27-2017 3:17 PM

wow that Good Morning Britain video is creepy lol. Are we supposed to be excited or scared shitless about this?? Her answers were programmed but all of the interactions, delivery, adapting to a fluid ad hoc conversation with multiple talkers were legit AI software prowess. 

The most impressive part was when the male host jumped the gun and asked a question out of sequence/script, and the AI handled it with ease. Impressive stuff 


Oct-27-2017 7:23 PM

Thanks Ati. Being an old fart, I remember people saying AI will not happen in our life time. The thing is that it has been here and slowly creeps in more and we seem to think of it as useful or novel. It seems algorithms are an iportant way to learn about individual's buying or web use habits. Not to be an alarmist, but it seems AI is gaining ground while having a human behind the curtain- thus far. 


Oct-28-2017 12:40 PM

Isn't she the robot that said she wanted to destroy all humans?

I embedded that for you btw. xx


Oct-28-2017 1:05 PM

In a way, the enslavement has begun and we have welcomed it since it is convenient- for now.

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