Being Sophia: What Makes the First Robot Citizen?

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Sophia is designed to make people feel comfortable. This begs the questions: What bodies are deemed acceptable? What ways of speaking? Which bodies are ambassadors of the future? Who decides this? This book chapter examines these questions through an STS lens.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntersectional Automations: Robotics, AI, Algorithms & Equity
EditorsNathan Rambukkana
PublisherLexington Books
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7936-2052-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-7936-2051-4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Robotics
  • Ethics of AI
  • Robot-ethics
  • Social Justice
  • Citizenship


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