Sophia The Robot Wants to Be First Humanoid to Scale Mt Everest
Sophia became the first humanoid robot to be granted citizenship in 2017.
Sophia became the first humanoid robot to be granted citizenship in 2017.(Photo Courtesy: Youtube Screengrab)

Sophia The Robot Wants to Be First Humanoid to Scale Mt Everest

Sophia, the world's first humanoid robot citizen, wants to be the first non-human to conquer the world's highest peak, Mt Everest

The world’s most advanced Artificial Intelligence robot made the comments at a conference as part of a programme organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 21 March.

Sophia, who became the first non-human to be given citizenship in Saudi Arabia this year, has been roped in by the UNDP as its first-ever innovation champion to help promote the UN's sustainable development goals in Asia and the Pacific.

"Science and technology gives ample opportunity for development," Sophia said at the event.

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Sophia also appealed to all to save the planet from ongoing depletion and scars to make it safe for future generations.

Designed by Hanson Robotics of Hong Kong, Sophia is the first ever rationale robot with human traits.

"Technology and artificial intelligence can help us take a big leap in ending poverty, hunger, ensuring better health, fighting corruption and ensuring gender equality," Sophia said.

Machines and robots are here to make life easier, with the help of the Internet, we can connect remote parts of the country to the rest of the world and deliver quality education and other services.

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Noting that Nepal is rich in biodiversity, language and culture, Sophia said the government should be transparent and understand the needs of the people.

"We can have direct access to the people living in remote areas with the advancement in telemedicine and education sector," Sophia said.

Artificial intelligence can help fight diseases, clean environment and perform works under risky conditions.
Sophia, world’s first humanoid robot citizen

The programme was attended by a large number of people including government officials, environmental experts, social activists, diplomats, journalists and students.

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