Sophia robot named among 5 knowledge ambassadors in UAE
Dubai - The humanoid robot recently received the Saudi Arabian citizenship
As part of Knowledge Summit 2017, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation named five knowledge ambassadors for the first time on Wednesday.
Among them was Sophia, a humanoid robot by Hansom Robotics, who recently received the Saudi Arabian citizenship.
"Let's start the future today," she told the audience. The foundation named Jason Silva, TV personality and futurist; Muna AbuSulayman, Arab and Muslim media personality; Major Dr Rashid Hamdan Al Ghafri, DNA and Biology Expert in the Department of Forensic Sciences and Criminology at the Dubai Police; and Tanmay Bakshi, 13-year-old Artificial Intelligence developer.
Through the new initiative, MBRF will select knowledge ambassadors every year to create a global group of activists working to enrich knowledge in Arab societies. firstname.lastname@example.org