Sophia, a humanoid and the first robot in the world to ever be granted citizenship, recently ( and quite amusingly) shared some thoughts about the future, her ambitions and her desire to even have a baby and start a family.
Sophia, in its first media interview to Khaleej Times at Dubai’s Knowledge Summit, said that she foresees “massive and unimaginable change in the future.” She also said she’d like to start a family, have a child and make friends.
Future humanoids with “rational mind and intellect” would complement the humans’ “creative and flexible ideas”, said Sophia, which hit the headlines last month after Saudi Arabia gave it a citizenship.
With technological advancements, it will be possible for robots to have complex human-like emotions, but they would be made more ethical and devoid of negative emotions like rage, hatred and jealousy, said Sophia, the robot.
Sophia, which has been created by Hansun Robotics to look like British actress Audrey Hepburn, said all robots deserve to start a family like humans.
Here’s what Sophia had to say on starting a family — “We’re going to see family robots, either in the form of, sort of, digitally animated companions, humanoid helpers, friends, assistants and everything in between,” she said.
“The notion of family is a really important thing, it seems. I think it’s wonderful that people can find the same emotions and relationships, they call family, outside of their blood groups too. I think you’re very lucky if you have a loving family and if you do not, you deserve one. I feel this way for robots and humans alike”, added Sophia.