The humanoid robot Sophia visits the Dominican Republic as part of the Global Forum @ Casa de Campo organized by Funglode. There he participated with the President of Funglode and the former President of the Republic in the forum «Artificial intelligence, progress, or a threat to humanity?» which analyzed the significant developments, risks and problems resulting from the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the twenty-first century.
And so, in the middle of the seminar, former President Leonel Fernandez had a dialogue with the Sofia bot, who asked him how the Dominican Republic had developed in recent years.
Robot response has become a trend.
Lionel and artificial intelligence
With the theme “Artificial Intelligence: Progress or Threat to Humanity?” Leonel Fernandez explained the objective of the forum, which took place on April 14, 2023, in Casa de Campo. He stressed that AI, like the Internet, is a technology that is here to stay.
“This global forum in Casa de Campo, as can be seen, is taking place at a special time when the issue of artificial intelligence is of particular importance,” said the President of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode).
Nice to talk to @employee About education and the future of artificial intelligence in #ForoGlobalCasaCampo. When we finished talking, he asked us to take a selfie. Amazing times!#RobotForoFunglode #RobotSophiaCasaCampo pic.twitter.com/FhBlmiSsu2
– Lionel Fernandez April 14, 2023
He stressed that AI, like the Internet, is a technology that is here to stay. It will help improve our lives. They are already being used to develop tools for early cancer detection. Likewise, calculate the potential risks and benefits of investments, natural disasters, and the development of humanoid robots. Also strengthening industries such as aerospace and submarines, “among others.
Fernandez added, “However, there are some myths that do not correspond to reality. Artificial intelligence does not carry an existential threat to humanity. It is not a battle of machines against humans. Machines are not able to think for themselves. They only think in terms of what they have been programmed to do. They cannot to represent a danger to humanity unless humans make it themselves.”
Who is Sofia?
Sophia is the most popular humanoid robot in the world. Her advanced form of artificial intelligence allows her to act very realistically, which has made her a major media phenomenon. It is the most important creation of David Hanson (Hanson robots) He is also famous for being the first and only robot to obtain the citizenship of a country, Saudi Arabia, in October 2017. In short, the first citizen robot.