Sophia, the Humanoid Robot at BRAND MINDS 2018

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Sophia, the Humanoid Robot at BRAND MINDS 2018

Sophia is the first robot in history to be a full citizen of a country. The humanoid is Hanson Robotics’s most advanced and celebrated robot with an expressiveness that the world has never seen on a robot. She can simulate a full range of facial expressions, track and recognize faces, look people in the eyes and hold natural conversations with them.

The Company and its founder, Dr. David Hanson, have built a worldwide reputation for creating robots that look and act genuinely alive, and produced many renowned robots that have received massive media and public acclaim.


Sophia made her debut at the South by Southwest show in March 2016. Since then, she has become a much-sought-after media personality:

  • She has done numerous press interviews, garnering over one billion engagements on a CNBC online coverage;
  • She has also appeared on the most broadly viewed television shows including CBS 60 Minutes with Charlie Rose, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan;

  • Also, she has been a keynote speaker, panel member, and meet-and-greeter at some of the world’s leading conferences.


Much like a child movie star, Sophia is maturing and learning under public eyes. News media have grilled her incessantly about the possibility of robots one day destroying humans, and she has stretched her growing mind to grapple with the complex issues involved.

However, in recent months she has settled on a stable and strongly pro-human ethical perspective. In June 2017 at the “AI For Good Global Summit” United Nations event in Geneva, she issued a powerful statement in favor of human-AI cooperation for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Through all her diverse experiences and ups and downs, Sophia’s beauty, incredible human likeness and expressiveness has charmed people from all around the world. Over time, her increasing intelligence and her evolving story as an awakening robot will enable her to connect and build trusted relationships with people everywhere regardless of age, gender, and culture.


On October 11, 2017, Sophia was introduced to the United Nations with a brief conversation with the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed. On October 25, at the Future Investment Summit in Riyadh, Sophia was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship, becoming the first robot ever to have a nationality

On 11th of May 2018, ​BRAND MINDS is bringing Sophia in Romania, to join The Eastern and Central Europe Business Summit of the year!
Don’t miss the chance to meet her! Book your event pass here. 




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