Madhya Pradesh/ World’s first robot citizen Sophia speaks about climate change, harmful effects of plastic at global conference in Indore

  • Sophia, the world’s first robot citizen, arrived at Emerald Heights International School programme
  • Emerald Heights International School is hosting largest Round Square International Conference 2019,  schools from 55 Countries are participating 

Indore: On climate change, governments of all the countries of the world need to change both their policy and ideas. World’s first robot citizen Sophia said this.

At the Round Square International Conference in Indore, filmmaker Uttara Singh spoke to Sofia on the major issues going on in the world, to which Sofia responded very seriously. Sophia spoke on climate change and technology. Sophia said that robots are being built to help humans, so one needn’t fear them. Today we need to save electricity as much as we can to distance ourselves from plastic.

A session of interaction with Sophia, the world’s first robot citizen, was held on Friday at the 51st Round Square International Conference. Filmmaker Uttara Singh talked to Sophia on the major issues of the world. When Sophia was asked if she was aware of climate change, Sophia said that she is not only aware of this issue, but she tries to make people aware wherever she goes in the world. According to Sophia, she also obtains information from social media about climate change.

Siddharth of Emerald Heights International School (EHIS) said that the first robot citizen Sophia has come to Indore for the first time. Here Sophia spoke to people from 55 countries. During this time she talked about climate change, human technology. Apart from this, she also spoke about the increasing trend of children towards technology.

All countries should invest more in public transport: In response to a question of whether one should be scared of or support the robot, Sophia said that one needn’t fear a robot. They are being made to help humans. Talking about climate change, she said to use less electricity and less plastic. We should use more and more public transport. All countries should invest more and more in public transport.

Students from different countries are learning about each other’s culture: The Emerald Heights International School Round Square International Conference is currently underway. In this event, students from different countries are learning about each other’s cultures.

During the six days of the conference, different activities are being organised every day. This is the first time an international conference has been organised in Indore. School Principal Siddharth Singh said that the conference includes about 1000 students from schools all over the world. Three schools of the state have been included.

Sofia was granted citizenship of Saudi Arabia in October 2017. Hanson Robotics had created the humanoid artificial intelligence robot Sophia. When she was granted citizenship of Saudi Arabia Sophia herself had said that she felt honoured to have her own identity. Sophia always wishes that she should be with the common people and understand them, as well as be able to express the humankind of emotions.