Meet the first-ever robot citizen - a humanoid named Sophia that once said it would 'destroy humans'

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Meet the first-ever robot citizen - a humanoid named Sophia that once said it would 'destroy humans'

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Sophia the robot is the first robot in history to be granted full citizenship of a country.

Sophia the robot might not have a heart or brain, but it does have Saudi Arabian citizenship.

As of October 25, Sophia is the first robot in history to be a full citizen of a country.

Sophia was developed by Hanson Robotics, led by AI developer David Hanson. It spoke at this year's Future Investment Initiative, held in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.

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Sophia once said it would "destroy humans," but this time around the robot spoke about its desire to live peaceably among humans.

Here's what the robot is all about.