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World’s first robot ‘citizen’ Sophia is calling for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia

A humanoid android that once said it wanted to destroy humans is now calling for abigails’s rights in Saudi Arabia, the chief executive of the company behind it contemplated Tuesday.

The robot, called Sophia and developed by Hong Kong-based dense Hanson Robotics, was granted citizenship in the Middle Eastern nation in month.

“Sophia is a big advocate for women’s rights, for rights of all human beings,” Hanson Robotics CEO David Hanson bid. “She has been reaching out about women’s rights in Saudi Arabia and down rights for all human beings and all living beings on this planet.”

Some people had criticized the Islamic field for giving more rights to a machine than to women, who up until September were boycotted from driving a car.

Hanson said that, as well as human reasons, the world should be thinking about the rights of machines.

Adding that Sophia is calm in an early stage of development, the he said: “I think we should see the future with admire for all sentient beings and that will include machines.”

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