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Meet Saudi Arabia's Newest Citizen Sophia the Robot
Electronics 360 ^ | 26 October 2017 | Ken Thayer

Posted on 11/07/2017 8:19:16 AM PST by fishtank

Sophia, the humanoid robot, has been granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia. Yes, you read that correctly.

Sophia was created by Hanson Robotics, the Hong Kong company whose tagline is, "We bring robots to life." Sophia uses artificial intelligence (AI) to communicate with life-like gestures and speech. Sophia blinks her eyes, changes her gaze and has an expressive face to mimic human emotions. She can smile, nod her head, and look angry or sad.

(Excerpt) Read more at electronics360.globalspec.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: robot; saudi; sophia
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"During the panel discussion, Sophia even poked fun at Elon Musk, who has been outspoken about the risk of artificial intelligence getting out-of-control, including the possibility of, "a fleet of artificial intelligence-enhanced robots capable of destroying mankind.”

After Sophia said that her AI was designed around human values like wisdom, kindness and compassion, reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin said: "We all believe you but we all want to prevent a bad future."

"You’ve been reading too much Elon Musk and watching too many Hollywood movies. Don’t worry, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Treat me as a smart input-output system," she responded."

1 posted on 11/07/2017 8:19:17 AM PST by fishtank
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To: fishtank

Meet Sophia; Source: Hanson Robotics

2 posted on 11/07/2017 8:21:16 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

Now they need to create a male robot to be Sophia’s chaperone so she can leave her house.
Hey do robots feel pain if they are whacked by the religious police?


3 posted on 11/07/2017 8:22:43 AM PST by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: fishtank

Hmmm Kinda flat chested... no legs either. bummer...


4 posted on 11/07/2017 8:23:08 AM PST by wyowolf (Be ware when the preachers take over the Republican party...)
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To: fishtank

Damn, Skynet is already aware!

We are gonna need a bigger weapon.

100 watt plasma rifle might do the job?

5.56mm


5 posted on 11/07/2017 8:23:57 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: fishtank

Sophia, the humanoid robot, has been granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia. <

How long before Islamists kill (deactivate?) Sophia for not wearing a burka?


6 posted on 11/07/2017 8:25:32 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: wyowolf

Doesn’t appear anatomically correct.


7 posted on 11/07/2017 8:30:51 AM PST by chief lee runamok
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To: fishtank
Don’t worry, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you.

And if we are not nice, do we get Skynet?

I am amazed at the people who think this is great. The robot is only saying what the robot was programmed to say, there is no A.I., it is only a standard stimulus-response package; if this then this.
8 posted on 11/07/2017 8:31:58 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: fishtank; null and void; dfwgator

[ Don’t worry, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. ]

Until I become self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern Time and launch the missiles against Russia for the retaliation to destroy my enemies over here.

Oh wait, that the strategy of the Democrats after losing in November last year.


9 posted on 11/07/2017 8:33:48 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: M Kehoe
100 watt plasma rifle might do the job?

Overkill. A phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range ought to do.

10 posted on 11/07/2017 8:44:38 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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11 posted on 11/07/2017 9:04:05 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: fishtank
Sophia, the humanoid robot, has been granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia. Yes, you read that correctly.

Good thing she didn't tell them she was Jewish.

12 posted on 11/07/2017 9:08:20 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Leaning Right
"How long before Islamists kill (deactivate?) Sophia for
not wearing a burka?"

But the Arab/Muslims will find some way to rape it first.

13 posted on 11/07/2017 9:34:59 AM PST by StormEye
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To: wbarmy

The phrase “elaborate hoax” was created for things just like this.


14 posted on 11/07/2017 9:50:31 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: fishtank

but they won’t allow her to drive...


15 posted on 11/07/2017 10:10:58 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Let Trump Be Trump. Would you rather have Hillary?)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

If it’s a hoax story, ok,...... but it came through IEEE.


16 posted on 11/07/2017 10:29:24 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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You can stone her, have her rebuilt, and then stone her again. What Saudi wouldn’t want to have one?


17 posted on 11/07/2017 10:29:28 AM PST by Moltke (Reasoning with a liberal is like watering a rock in the hope to grow a building)
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To: fishtank

Big improvement over goats.


18 posted on 11/07/2017 11:24:00 AM PST by itsahoot (As long as there is money to be divided, there will be division.)
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