Saudi Arabia has given this robot more access to human rights than its own women do

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A robot has just been given a big privilege in Saudi Arabia, and people are questioning if it’s unfair to the country’s own women.

Sophia the robot, made by American firm Hanson Robotics, has been officially named a citizen of Saudi Arabia — the first country in the world to grant a robot the right to citizenship. 

“I’m very honoured and proud for this unique distinction,” Sophia said, speaking at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh on Wednesday, where she was awarded citizenship.

“This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognised with a citizenship.” Read more…

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Source: Mashable AI Feed

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