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Hello honourable prime minister, Sofia to Hasina

Sofian Khan

In the inauguration of “Digital World 2017”, Bangladesh’s largest tech event, The Prime Minister met Sophia, world’s first robot citizen. The humanoid robot was called on stage right after the PM inaugurated the event, wearing a top and a skirt. The PM exchanged a short conversation with Sophia afterwards “Hello Sophia, how are you?” The PM asked.

“Hello, Honourable Prime Minister,” responded Sophia.

“I am fine, thank you. It is such a pleasure to meet you today.”

“How do you know me?” asked the PM.
“Well, I have read and learned about you. I also know that you are the daughter of the great leader and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. You are also called the Mother of Humanity and the one who envisioned Digital Bangladesh. And also, your granddaughter has the same name as mine – Sophia. You will be glad to know that I have learned great things about your vision of Digital Bangladesh. A digitalised Bangladesh will have more developed human resources, establish effective connectivity, leading to development in ICT industry and ensuring a more assured e-governance,” the robot said. “Digital Bangladesh was initiated in 2009 with the vision of digitising every section of the economy, bringing in $5 billion in ICT exports and creating 2 million jobs,” added the robot. Sophia expressed her excitements to attend the Digital World 2017, one of the biggest ICT events in South Asia. The session was titled ‘Techtalk with Sophia’ where visitors will be able to communicate with the robot and exchange question answers. The robot will set off for Hong Kong soon after her session at the BICC.

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