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First Robot Employee Begins his Job

A robot employee

As announced in the Kingdom's "Vision 2030" reform plan, the very first Saudi robot began working in a government entity with various tasks.

The first Saudi robot employee started working for a government entity in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia a few weeks ago. After receiving his work ID, he was able to attend his first meeting at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) in the presence of Minister of Education Ahmed Al-Issa and e TVTC channel Governor of Ahmed Al Fahai.

Its tasks will remain simple at first, but they’re numerous: the robot will have to contribute to customer service through an electronic evaluation system and also transmit messages to visitors of TVTC exhibitions and activities.

Robots and Saudi Arabia, a great history

This is not the first time that Saudi Arabia has been talked about in terms of robotics. In 2017, at the Future Investment Initiative economic forum in Riyadh, the Kingdom granted citizenship to Sophia, a robot made of silicone. This historic act made Saudi Arabia the very first country in the world to grant nationality to a humanoid.