Sophia set to steal the show at Vizag Fintech Festival

Sophia, vizag fintech festival

The world’s first humanoid robot Citizen Sophia makes her debut in Andhra Pradesh and will be sharing her thoughts on the future of robotics in India and in Fintech. Sophia shall also engage in a brief conversation with the Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at the Vizag Fintech Festival.

Highlights of Sophia’s address

  • First time in Andhra Pradesh
  • Conversation with the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
  • First Humanoid Robot Citizen of the world
  • United Nations Development Programme’s first-ever Innovation Champion
  • First non-human to be given any United Nations title

Sophia is a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Sophia has been covered by media around the globe and has participated in many high-profile interviews. She is able to display more than 50 facial expressions.

In October 2017, Sophia, the robot became the first robot to receive citizenship of any country. In November 2017, Sophia was named the United Nations Development Programme’s first-ever Innovation Champion and is the first non-human to be given any United Nations title. On October 25, at the Future Investment Summit in Riyadh, the robot was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship, becoming the first robot ever to have a nationality

Previously Sophia made her maiden public appearance in India at IIT-Bombay’s Techfest.

About Vizag Fintech Festival

The Vizag Fintech Festival 2018 is poised to be the nation’s largest Financial Technology event. The week-long event will take place from October 22nd-26th, in the city of Vizag, also known as India’s Fintech Valley. Hosting over 2000 attendees including decision makers and investors from the Global Fintech fraternity, the event is considered by the Indian Fintech community as the largest platform to explore opportunities, innovation and partnerships.

The five-day festival will focus on BankTech, InsurTech, GovTech, Financial Inclusion and EmergeTech. The conference will host an exclusive group of leading corporates, startups, academia and regulators from around the globe who will meet up and explore how these technologies will impact the future.

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