The humanoid robot “Sophia”


Sophia the humanoid robot has once again proved to be more efficient than humans by addressing a huge technology conference in Nepal. The world’s most advanced AI robot gave a speech at the conference as part of a program being organised by the United Nations as part of its Sustainable Development Goals.

epa06616773 Humanoid robot Sophia delivers her speech during the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, in Asia and the Pacific with a focus on innovation conference, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 21 March 2018. Sophia, the humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics, was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia, making her the first robot to receive citizenship of any country. EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

She opened a Q&A session with a joke comparing the conference host to famous Nepalese actor Anmol KC, which got a big laugh from the audience. The robot then went on to say she would be the first non-human to climb Mount Everest. Sophia even cracked a few jokes during a Q&A session (Picture: EPA) Sophia became the first non-human to be given citizenship in Saudi Arabia (Picture: Reuters) The aim of the conference on Kathmandu was to help Nepal find ways to better use technology and innovation for advancing development. Sophia told the conference that Artificial Intelligence could be used to improve the education sector, develop medicine and help connect remote areas of Nepal to its cities. She added that Nepal has been gradually developing in the technological sector that will help the overall development of the country still recovering from the aftermath of the devastating 2015 earthquake.


She welcomed the people gathered to see her with a warm ‘Namastey’ and thanked the people for their presence with a ‘Dhanyabad’. A spokesman said: ‘The conference brings together speakers and participants representing central, provincial and local governments, the private sector, civil society, youth, academia and the media, allowing them an opportunity to learn and share ideas, experiences and lessons on technology for development’ Sophia drew a massive crown( Picture: Getty) The humanoid robot was a real show stealer at the UN event (Picture: Getty) Robot Sophia is taking part in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, in Kathmandu, Nepal (Picture: Getty Earlier this year it became evident that Sophia is here to take over the world when she got into a public spat with Chrissy Teigen.


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