Sophia for developing social robot in Bangladesh

06 Dec 2017, 17:53

NTV Online
Photo: Sayful Sumon

Sophia, the world’s first artificially intelligent robot from Hanson Robotics, on Wednesday said it is possible to develop a social robot in Bangladesh.

‘It is possible to recreate a social robot here,’ she said replying to a question from State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak.

The humanoid robot also talked about Jamdani sari, a Bangladesh pride, and described it as one of the finest fabrics of Bangladesh, reports the UNB.

Sophia, who arrived here on Monday night, made the remarks at a public session, ‘Techtalk with Sophia’, arranged as part of the 4-day Digital World Exposition at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city.

The ICT Division in collaboration with Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) organised the exposition.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the event and exchanged greetings with Sophia.

Though the programme was scheduled to start at 2:30 but it got delayed by half an hour due to huge crowd and noise, as hundreds of people, mainly youngsters, joined the programme to have a glimpse of Sophia and interact with her.