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photographing Sophia the Humanoid Robot
In October 2017, Sophia made history as the first robot to be given citizenship of a country: Saudi Arabia. The firsts don't stop there. Produced by Hanson Robotics and activated in April 2015, the artificial intelligence (AI)-powered humanoid robot has also been named as the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) first Innovation Champion – and has become something of a media darling. So far, she has featured on prime-time TV, appeared on the front cover of fashion magazines, and even been in music videos.