The first robot was created in 1954, and while robots have been a paradigm shifter for how we view daily tasks in everyday life, we’re about to reach a point of no return. The average smartphone today is more tech-savvy than the spaceship that landed on the moon. While it’s pretty cool to have a hand-held brain at your disposal, it’s becoming clearer that humans are no longer the smartest entities on planet earth.
Robots are slowly taking over the world so if these robots are going to inevitably be our overlords, we might as well learn more about them.
Sophia has been dubbed an Innovation Champion by the United Nations which made her the first non-human to be given any UN title. She’s a social AI robot that can process speech and have a full conversation unlike any other robot to date.
In fact, she’s been given citizenship by Saudi Arabia which hilariously led to the discussion about whether shutting her down was actually considered murder. She can display more than 50 facial expressions and has participated in some very high profile interviews.