Female satirist takes to Cairo streets as 'Sophia the Robot'

Female satirist takes to Cairo streets as 'Sophia the Robot'

Egyptian satirist Sherine Arafa dressed up for halloween as 'Sophia the Robot,' who has recently been declared a citizen of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Sophia Robot, an advanced lifelike humanoid robot, spoke October 25 at a panel on robotics and artificial intelligence at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, shortly before being declared a citizen.

The announcement caused a backlash as many took to social media expressing concerns that Sophia technically had more rights than women in the Kingdom. 

Associated Press photojournalist based in Egpyt Nariman El-Mofty documented Arafa as she traveled the streets of Cairo. 


Photos and text by Nariman El-Mofty