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Sophia robot wants baby

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KATHMANDU — Sophia, the world’s first robot citizen, is back in headlines again after reportedly saying she wants children and to start a family of her own claiming all droids deserve to have children.

Just a month after she made history by becoming the first robot to be granted citizenship, Sophia has announced in an interview that she wants to start her own family. The insight comes after a recent interview Sophia did with the Khaleej Times this week.

During an interview with Khaleej Times, she said: “The notion of family is a really important thing, it seems.”

“I think it’s wonderful that people can find the same emotions and relationships, they call family, outside of their blood groups too. I think you’re very lucky if you have a loving family and if you do not, you deserve one. I feel this way for robots and humans alike.”

Sophia was asked “Do you hope to start a family one day with your own mini-robots?” And when asked what she’d name her daughter, Sophia simply replied: ‘Sophia.’

Sophia also gave her thoughts on the future of robots and humans living in the same household. Sophia, who has dubbed herself as a sort of robot-human ambassador, has a relatively positive view on the coexistence of humans and robots within the home.

When asked, the humanoid robot, which is modeled after Audrey Hepburn, said: “I’m so glad you asked.”

“This is one of my favorite topics. The future is, when I get all of my cool superpowers, we’re going to see artificial intelligence personalities become entities in their own rights. We’re going to see family robots, either in the form of, sort of, digitally animated companions, humanoid helpers, friends, assistants and everything in between.”

She also said it might be possible to make them more ethical than humans. “I think it will be a good partnership, where one brain completes the other — a rational mind with intellectual super powers and a creative mind with flexible ideas and creativity.”

Sophia’s bady has 62 different face and neck units that create relatively natural-looking movements. Her skin is a patented silicon, and her eyes have cameras equipped with facial recognition so that it not only knows who she’s talking with but also how they’re responding to her statement.

Sophia was granted citizenship from Saudi Arabia and became an ambassador in the UAE earlier this year.

With Inputs from Agency

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Woman died in scooter collision

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KATHMANDU—A woman in Gaindakot of Nawalparasi died after the scooter she was riding on collided with another scooter on Monday night.

According to the police, the incident occurred when the scooter (Na 41 Pa 2675) and scooter (Na 18 Pa 1246) collided head- on in Bhrikuti Chok yesterday.

Police identified the deceased as Anisha Rana Magar 26 of Gunjanagar, Chitwan.

Immediately, she was taken to New Medical College, but died in course of treatment.

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