World’s First Robo-Citizen: Saudi Arabia Grants Citizenship to Humanoid


Addressing the audience during a panel discussion, Sophia said

I am very honored and proud of this unique distinction

An empty-eyed humanoid named Sophia has become the first robot to be granted citizenship in the world.

Saudi Arabia bestowed citizenship on Sophia ahead of the Future Investment Initiative, held in the kingdom’s capital city of Riyadh on Wednesday.

“” Sophia told the audience, speaking on a panel. “This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship.”

It didn’t elaborate on the details of its citizenship.