KIEV – The most advanced robot developed by Hanson Robotic Company was on Thursday part of the panel for the final of an all-Ukrainian competition of developers of robotics and artificial intelligence.
Sophia, a social humanoid robot, developed by a Hong Kong robotics company, wowed attendees of a Ukrainian artificial Intelligence competition with her human-like expressions and demeanor.
According to Sophia’s developers she is “a highly sought-after speaker in business and showed her prowess and great potential across many industries.”
“She has met face-to-face with key decision makers in banking, insurance, auto manufacturing, property development, media, and entertainment,” the developers added.
The robot was activated on Feb. 14, 2016 and was introduced to the world for the first time a month later at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.
Sophia is capable of mimicking over 50 facial expressions.
Sophia was the first ever non-human to be awarded a United Nations title when in 2017 she was named Innovation Champion of the UN Development Program.