The robot has attended television interviews, appeared on the cover of ELLE magazine, was imitated on HBO, and was named the first non-human “innovation champion” of the UN. In a tech conference held soon after its awakening, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia even gave citizenship to Sophia. The former Disney Imagineer David Hanson created her. Modeled partly by Audrey Hepburn and Hanson’s wife, the robot was built with an aim to imitate social behaviors and inspire people’s feelings of love and compassion.
When it was first unveiled, the world couldn’t get enough of her. She was discussed in every article, every show, and every meeting whether it was related to tech or not. But as time has passed, people have started noticing the flaws in her and criticizing how much of her witty comments are prescripted and not that much of an AI miracle as they initially thought. However, the question “What is Sophia doing now?” has been in the top searches on Google recently. You might be thinking about it too. This is what we want to answer through this article.
Well, to summarize, she has been speaking at conferences, attending tech events, and meeting people. We have gathered here the latest that we have heard from Sophia.
The Sophia recently starred in a short film called “SophiaWorld,” which is the first film to feature her as an actor and not as an object for a documentary. The short film premiered on Futurism on 4th September, 2019. IMDb gives the following synopsis:
Television’s most famous robot, actress Evan Rachel Wood, and arguably the world’s most famous real life humanoid, Sophia the Robot, have a chance encounter in a swanky NY hotel bar. But this coincidental meeting is far more than it seems.