The first social humanoid robot, Sophia, was in Kigali, Rwanda, for the 2019 Transform Africa Summit.
Donning Rwanda’s traditional attire, umushanana, Sophia set the conference off to a good start, joking with and greeting a full auditorium in different languages, including Swahili, before giving a four-minute-long speech on the importance of technology and innovation.
“I am really excited to be here in Kigali for the Transform Africa Summit. I love seeing so many heads of states, ministers, captains of industry, diplomats, stakeholders, and the youth all in one place talking about the future of technology in Africa,” she said.
“We don’t have to look very far to see how artificial intelligence is already shaping societies and the economies for the better.”
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