AI robot Sophia visits 'home' Ethiopia.

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Sophia, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, has made a visit to Ethiopia where her software was part developed in conjunction with Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics.

The famous robot spent three days in Ethiopia, meeting the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and addressing thousands of artificial intelligence enthusiasts at an ICT exposition.

I-cog Labs, an Ethiopian AI-focused company, spent four years working on Sophia's software and helped develop her brain.

"One of our contributions is that we built the emotional activities, expressions and cognitive engines," said CEO Getnet Aeffa.

Aside from her 'native' language of English, the lab also programmed Sophia to speak Amharic--Ethiopia's official...

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