The lifelike robot, Sophia is expected to blaze the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) with her appearance. The first-ever Robot earning a Saudi Arabia citizenship will be seen at the 22nd Edition of the WCIT which is to be held in the country for the first time from February 19. The city of Hyderabad gears up to host WCIT touted as the Olympics of the global ICT Industry along with the humanoid’s appearance to turn a massive draw.
“We have Sophia, who has been making a lot of news in the recent past. The humanoid along with (its) inventor is going to be here,” WCIT Hyderabad Ambassador, Suman Reddy told PTI. Adding to it, the Managing Director of Pegasystems India says, “The robot is constantly learning very quickly; every time it makes a public appearance, apparently it's smarter than the previous time. So, that is going to be quite a draw as well.”
The Hanson Robotics creation made her debut in India at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay during its TechFest last year. She was then draped in a white-saffron saree, greeted the audience with a Namaste. Her coherent answers created much buzz among the techno enthusiasts at this event. With the announcement of her second visit, the tech savvies are going crazy and are eagerly waiting for her interaction.
Apart from Sophia’s elegance, WCIT will also be appreciated with the presence of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and global IT organization World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). The theme set for the conference will be Future Enterprises. The event is likely to focus on may facets that include various opportunities and challenges that will pave the onward journey of technological advancements.