A robot with Saudi citizenship? It’s the latest surreal scene from the kingdom’s “Davos in the Desert,” where Saudi Arabia’s leaders have been attempting to impress their economic ambitions upon the rest of the world. In a three-day event that has already seen the country announce its intent to build an entirely new city — called Neom — from scratch, the announcement that a robot named Sophia has been granted Saudi citizenship stands apart. Alongside a holographic lion and a virtual rollercoaster, the robot has been on display at the ...
In a first, Saudis give citizenship to a robot
The country also intends to build an entirely new city- called Neom- from scratch
Tracy Alloway | Bloomberg Last Updated at October 27, 2017 00:37 IST