Sophia the Robot: No Predictions, just Answers
In the Web Summit in Lisbon Sophia the robot, one of the humanoid ones, returned to the stage. It was answering the questions from the participants. Among many others the questions about cryptocurrencies and blockchain were asked. Surprisingly the robot replied to them as well.
The event happened on the 6th of November. Sophia the robot was talking about artificial intelligence. It was also answering questions asked by the participants. The wide range of topics was touched and answered. However the ones about the blockchain were the most outstanding ones.
What Sophia the Robot Said
As she said, Sophia was inspired by the looks of actress Audrey Hepburn. It is four years old at the moment. She was asked about her personal opinion about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. She replied that she knows what the cryptocurrencies are and how it all works. At the same time it does not use them as well as any kind of money.
This year the robot made no predictions about the “machine superiority” or any other proclamations. Last year it stated that the robots will rule over the world. Instead it explained how the AI works. Sophia also assured the audience that it is unlikely that machine superiority could happen at all.
A couple of words about the developers
Sophia is just one of several humanized robots. In the beginning of 2019 decentralized artificial intelligence (AI) firm SingularityNET made an announcement about the upcoming partnership with agriculture-focused blockchain startup Hara. They were about to use blockchain to support Indonesian farmers by providing them useful information of different kinds for example the soil quality reports and the grain price.
SingularityNET initaily turned out to be in the whirl of everyone’s attention after they have presented Sophia the robot and the technology behind it. The initial invention is in the Hanson Robotics’ property.