Earlier this week, Sophia became the first ever humanoid robot to receive citizenship after she was granted the Saudi nationality.  

According to Al Arabiya, the robot received the news while attending the Future Investment Initiative conference, which is currently taking place in Riyadh. 

In a now-viral video, Sophia is seen accepting the citizenship live on stage. 

In her acceptance speech, she said: 

"I am very honored and proud for this unique distinction. This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship," she said. 

First-ever robot to be granted citizenship

People can't even

Soon after the news started to make the rounds online, it went completely viral on Twitter and trended for hours. 

Here's a little of what people had to say:  

"She can laugh too? I just can't handle this"

A few don't know how to feel about the entire thing


Some have questions

"OK, what language does she speak?"

A few Saudi women are turning to sarcasm

"Who's her guardian?" 

Some want Sophia to get an Arab name

"I wish they renamed her Safia instead of Sophia." 

Some think this is a great achievement

Others... well, not so much

"How is this even possible in a country where there are over 250,000 stateless people who suffer when it comes to receiving their most basic of rights?"

Who is Robot Sophia?

Designed by Honk Kong company, Hanson Robotics, Robot Sophia was "created using breakthrough robotics and artificial intelligence technologies developed by David Hanson."

She is a software-powered robot who was designed to look like actress Audrey Hepburn. 

Considered one of the most advanced robots in the world, Sophia can animate all kinds of human expressions and grasp emotions through interacting with people. 

In recent months, she has become a media darling, appearing on TV shows and in news publications all around the world.