Press "Enter" to skip to content

Watch: Saudi AI Robot ‘Gropes’ Female Reporter

Watch: Saudi AI Robot ‘Gropes’ Female Reporter

Authored by Steve Watson via Modernity.news,

Footage of an autonomous robot developed in Saudi Arabia has gone viral because it appeared to decide to ‘grope’ a female reporter.

The incident took place at tech conference DeepFest in Riyadh, which was advertised as the “premier meeting place for the global artificial intelligence ecosystem.”

As reporter Rawya Kassem was introducing a segment to camera, the robot called Mohammad appeared to grab her ass, prompting Kassem to shoot it a dirty look and gesture for it to stop.

The Metro reports that the droid, developed by robotics firm QSS, is “fully autonomous” and was operating “independently without direct human control” according to its designers.

The company claimed that it had “proactively informed all attendees, including reporters, to maintain a safe distance from the robot during its demonstration.”

In a statement QSS said “We have already conducted a thorough review of the footage and the circumstances surrounding the incident and there was no deviations from expected behavior of Mohammad, however we will take additional measures to prevent anyone getting close to the Robot within its areas of movement.”

Just wondering how Mohammed would react to Sophia?

Respondents on X had a field day:

*  *  *

Your support is crucial in helping us defeat mass censorship. Please consider donating via Locals or check out our unique merch. Follow us on X @ModernityNews.


Thu, 03/14/2024 – 13:20

We use cookies to ensure that we provide you with the best experience. If you continue using our website, we will assume that you are happy about that.
Optimized by Optimole