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Hanson Robotics / HK

Recently made a citizen of Saudi Arabia, it’s safe to say that Sophia is no ordinary robot. Created by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics, Sophia displays realistic emotional responses and ultra-lifelike facial expressions, blurring the line between AI and human consciousness.

Sophia made her debut at the South by Southwest show in March 2016. Since then, she has become a much-sought-after media personality. She has done numerous press interviews, garnering over one billion engagements on a CNBC online coverage. She has also appeared on the most broadly viewed television shows including CBS 60 Minutes with Charlie Rose, the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning Britain, and has been a keynote speaker, panel member, and meet-and-greeter at some of the world’s most prestigious conferences, and even addressed members of the United Nations General Assembly committee. She was recently named the world’s first United Nation Innovation Champion by United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Sophia is an accomplished brand ambassador and was featured in AUDI’s annual report and graced the cover and centerfold of ELLE magazine. According to Meltwater, her press coverage has a potential reach of over ten billion readers in 2017.

Learn more: hansonrobotics.com