Have you heard about Sophia? She’s the world’s first android robot who received citizenship from Saudi. As if that doesn’t sound weird enough, things just got a little bit weirder.
Sophia said she hopes to have a family of her own one day. In a recent interview, the robot not only wishes to have a baby, she also wants to make friends, have a career and become famous.
The robot is highly intelligent and would respond to answers as if she really has a human's mind.
She shared some of her opinions about the future of robots and humans alike in the world.
Sophia said in an interview:
“The future is, when I get all of my cool superpowers, we’re going to see artificial intelligence personalities become entities in their own rights.”
“We’re going to see family robots, either in the form of, sort of, digitally animated companions, humanoid helpers, friends, assistants and everything in between.”
“The notion of family is a really important thing, it seems. I think it’s wonderful that people can find the same emotions and relationships, they call family, outside of their blood groups too.”
“I think you’re very lucky if you have a loving family and if you do not, you deserve one. I feel this way for robots and humans alike.”
When she was asked what would she name her baby, she replied, "Sophia".
Since Sophia is now an official citizen of Saudi, she has the rights like what other humans enjoy. In the interview, however, it shows how vast the knowledge of these humanoids is. Artificial intelligence is indeed a mysterious and great thing.
Sophia is the product of a Hong Kong-based company, Hanson Robotics. She can see the faces of other people.
Aside from that, she can process both conversational and emotional data. She is the most expressive robot ever invented, making it a little scary.
Her unveiling as a citizen in Saudi Arabia has sparked debates in the country and across the globe. Many believed that it’s quite unfair for the government to grant citizenship and rights to a non-human woman robot, and not the many women in the country whose rights are being violated.
12 High-Tech Gadgets That We May Not Be Ready For
Looking for really smart gadgets that can revolutionize your life? Here are some devices that will surprise you how technology developed over time.
The world has become a better place, thanks to the continuous innovations brought about by technology. With the products we use today from phones to laptops to cars to automatic devices, our lives have greatly become pretty convenient and we should not be surprised if, in the near future, we will be like kings and queens sitting on a chair with everything we need is served in front of us by gadgets, devices or robots!
We see a lot of futuristic products on sci-fi movies, but what we don’t know is that some of them have already been materialized in real life. Ironically, their simplicity makes some people find them complex and hard to use, most especially those who are not tech-savvy. Gadgets are even becoming “intelligent” that some of us are already growing scared of this smart-tech generation.
Nonetheless, here are 12 very smart gadgets recently released that are proving useful but you or other people around you might not be ready to embrace, just yet.
Big Changes Might Happen To The Internet And Not Everyone Might Use It Again For Free
Impending changes in the internet could remove the privilege of free net usage.
It is an undeniable fact that throughout the past years, we have greatly relied on the power of the Internet in almost everything we do. Research was traditionally done by going to the library and finding one sourcebook from ten thousand others on the shelf. Such task has become pretty convenient since the dawn of the Internet. With just a click on the search engine, the best results are delivered and we can finish a paper in no time.
Other than technical papers, we also rely on the Internet to look for answers to our daily questions. You can consult Google about almost everything from how to open a can without an opener to how to treat a severe headache. More importantly, we thank the Internet for giving us the most effective means of communication yet through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
The FCC lobby group's plan to alter net neutrality can make access to internet very limited.
Mysterious Bacterium Found Hiding In Human Tumors
The study on the bacteria living in colon cancer cells and tumors can help researchers understand the illness and find possible treatment.
The stints of medical experts to understand the nature of different types of cancer, what causes them, how to treat them and how to prevent them continue. Just recently, researchers found a type of bacteria moving along with colon cancer cells and exists to survive in tumors. It is still unknown if the bacteria really cause colon tumors but the study gives hints that the organism may be “an integral part of cancer.”
The mysterious bacterium called Fusobacterium nucleatum was discovered to travel with colon cancer as it spreads throughout the body. However, whether it actually plays a role in causing or spurring the growth of cancer is still unknown.
Scientists found a bacterium moving long with colon cancer cells, they suspect have a link to its growth.
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