Should a robot, no matter how intelligent, have the same rights as a human-being? Some say the Saudi Arabian government appears to think so. They recently created the world’s first robot ‘citizen.’ Her name is Sophia.
Robot Spreads Peace and Compassion
A new priest is causing a stir at a 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Named Mindar, she teaches about compassion and the dangers of desire, ego, and anger. But this is no run of the mill human priest; she’s an android robot. Standing at 195 centimeters, Mindar is able to move her body, arms, and head. Only her hands, face, and shoulders are covered in silicone, to look like human skin.
Empathy For Robots
A hitchhiker died recently in the streets of Philadelphia. The hitchhiker caught rides across Canada and Europe without problems until one tragic day in July of 2015. The hitchhiker was once asked, “Are you afraid?” “Of course I am, but that’s the price of adventure, right?”