Digital Life 5.9.2018 10:07 am

Meet Sophia, the humanoid robot that has the world talking

Sophia takes AI a few steps further than the other iconic robot that has been doing the rounds, namely Pepper.

Meet my new friend Sophia. She has addressed the United Nations. She has been granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia. But she doesn’t have a single thought of her own.  Because Sophia is a robot.

Meet Sophia, the humanoid robot that has the world talking
Meet Sophia, the humanoid robot that has the world talking

Meet Sophia, the humanoid robot that has the world talking

Sophia takes AI a few steps further than the other iconic robot that has been doing the rounds, namely Pepper.

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Land Rover Explore: A phone as rugged as its namesake

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How to prevent Google from recording your movements

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How hackers can target your phone to mine cryptocurrencies

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Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey confirmed ahead of E3

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Google launches Digital Skills In Communities
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