Saudi Arabia has granted the first robot citizenship globally:
At the conference a journalist asked the fembot about its consciousness. The bot responded by asking the human how it knew it was a human.
The Sauds have a futuristic vision of renewable energy and robotics fueling their future prosperity. This particular robot was made in Japan and is very hyper conscious, as well as intent on bettering the lives of humans. The EU had also granted ‘rights’ to robots earlier this year. However, this is the first specific robot to have been granted citizenship anywhere that I know of.