When Hyderabad played host to Sophia, the world’s first humanoid created in 2015 by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, people were not expecting her to talk Bollywood. But she did. And Shah Rukh Khan seems to have found quite the admirer in her! The two-year-old robot, who was in Hyderabad for a three-day World Congress for Information Technology (WCIT), addressed the audience as a guest speaker. When someone asked her who her favourite actor is, she responded without hesitation: “Shah Rukh Khan!”
Designed in the image of Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn, Sophia was the first robot to have been made the citizen of a nation – Saudi Arabia. Speaking at WCIT, she said that machines would never destroy the human race and that “(I) don’t need different rules and don’t expect special privileges. I actually would like to use my citizenship status to speak out for the rights of women.”
Well, King Khan may have fans galore, but this is one admirer we’re sure will manage to flatter him quite a bit!