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Sophia: Setting New Benchmarks in the Field of Artificial Intelligence


Shivam Singh , Computer Science and Engineering Department, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur; Nitesh Singh, Mechanical Engineering Department, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur


Sophia; Hanson Robotics; Humanoid Robots; Turing Test; Artificial Intelligence; Eliza Effect


The social interaction between humans and robots has been a topic of science fiction and academic conjectures. Sophia, a humanoid robot developed by Hanson Robotics can be seen as a precedent archetype for such interactions with human beings. It is skilled enough to learn from an observer using the standard societal gestures in the same way as the human newborns learn. Saudi Arabia in October 2017 declared Sophia as its citizen; thereby she created a sensation by becoming the first robot to be granted the citizenship of a country. Sophia has a distinctive ability to imitate human gestures and facial expressions. It provides a new face to the latest technological advancements in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence has its roots from tools and techniques of various different disciplines. It includes formal logic, probability theory, decision theory, management science, linguistics and philosophy. Such an intelligent system is still prone to ELIZA effect which warns about "the susceptibility of people to read far more understanding than is warranted into strings of symbols—especially words—strung together by computer.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I30965
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2018
Page(s): 2061-2063

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