Robot Sophia Becomes ‘AI Being’ for Metaverse in NFT Auction

The humanoid robot that addressed the United Nations, obtained Saudi citizenship and sang with Jimmy Fallon is now expanding into the metaverse.

It’s the latest version of a bot whose creators claim artificial intelligence can help humanity even as critics warn the technology has the potential to harm it.



A virtual anime version of the robot, “Sophia,” will be released in 100 non-fungible tokens

Sophia is a virtual anime version of the robot that can autonomously interact with people in a gamified environment. In addition it’s the latest version of a bot whose creators believe artificial intelligence can be used for good. Despite critics warning that it has the potential to destroy humanity.

In an email, Jeanne Lim, the former CEO of Hanson Robotics. The Hong Kong-based company behind Sophia the robot said. “I believe the virtual format can allow us to scale to millions of concurrent interactions across devices and media platforms. Which would create large-scale impact.”

Lim, who is now the co-founder and CEO of beingAI. Moreover the company that created Sophia’s official virtual version for the interactive NFT, hopes that the new AI being will “help humans attain our true nature of unconditional love and pure possibilities,” as she put it.

While Elon Musk has expressed concern that artificial intelligence could become more dangerous than nuclear weapons. David Hanson, the founder of Hanson Robotics, remains optimistic about AI’s benevolent potential. The report also stated that Sophia was part of the quest to create robots that are “super empathic, highly intelligent and living machines.”

Sophia being AI is a collaboration with Alethea AI

According to a statement, Sophia being AI is a collaboration with Alethea AI. Additionally is developing a decentralized protocol to create an intelligent metaverse populated by interactive NFTs. Starting on December 16th, the NFTs will be auctioned off on the Binance NFT Marketplace.

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