KUWAIT: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) announced yesterday a special event for Space Month that includes a scientific lecture and meetings with the famous robot Sofia and its inventor at the Kuwait Scientific Center October 24 and 25. Sofia’s inventor Dr David Hansen will deliver a lecture on robotics, artificial intelligence and how inventions and modern developments contribute to space exploration, said KFAS in a statement. The lecture by Dr Hansen alongside Sofia comes within KFAS Links, which is a series of dynamic talks and panel discussions of artificial intelligence and robotics, it added. In addition, KFAS special event will provide an opportunity for visitors to interact with Sophia tomorrow from 9 am to 12 pm and from 7:30 pm to 10 pm, as well as on Friday from 2 pm to 10 pm at the Scientific Center. Dr David Hansen has earned a global reputation for his invention of the world’s most compassionate, intelligent and near-human robot by integrating figurative arts with science and engineering, new skin materials, facial expression mechanisms and intelligent robotics programs for direct interaction with humans. Sophia spoke to the UN General Assembly and was selected as the first non-human citizen in Saudi Arabia. She possesses artificial intelligence, advanced ability to read faces, and empathizes with emotions and language. – KUNA