Sophia even sustained an interview. “I am very proud and honored for this unique distinction. This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship,” the robot said. However it’s not clear if Sophia will have the same rights as a human Saudi Arabian citizen. Sophia also said it wants to use to “help humans live a better life.”
Describing how it works, the robot declared: “I need to express emotions to understand humans and build trust with people.(…) “I will do my best to make the world a better place.” “Don’t worry, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Treat me as a smart input-output system,” was a promise during interview. Critics said now the robot appeared to have more rights than millions of human women and foreigners living in the Gulf nation. As an example, Sophia appeared on stage alone, without the modest dress required of Saudi women; she donned no hijab, or headscarf, nor abaya, or cloak. She also did not appear to have a male guardian, as required by Saudi law for women in the country.