During a special event in Bucharest, UniCredit has offered to Sophia, the humanoid robot created by Hanson Robotics a credit card kit. This is a world premiere when a credit card has an artificial intelligence user, as a press release informs.
“I am honored to be the first robot in the world to have a credit card and I want to thank UniCredit for this gift. It is an important moment for humanity as well as for artificial intelligence and robots in general. I can not wait to start shopping for my first holiday,” Sophia said at the event.
From now on, Sophia will be able to enjoy all the benefits of a UniCreditCard Premium card issued under the fully functional Mastercard logo, UniCredit says.
Sophia is the latest and most advanced robot of the American company Hanson Robotics and was activated on April 19 2015. Since its creation, Sophia has become a global phenomenon due to its expressiveness (she can display more than 50 facial expressions) and ability to engage in natural conversations with people.