Saudi Arabia has made history by becoming the first country to grant citizenship to a robot. The humanoid robot, Sophia, told the audience at a conference in Riyadh how ‘honoured’ she was at being made a Saudi citizen.
As news of Sophia’s citizenships began to spread, many people started to question whether she had more rights than women in the country. She addressed the conference in English without wearing a headscarf and abaya, which Saudi women are obliged to wear in public. ‘Thank you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am very honoured and proud for this unique distinction,’ Sophia said.