AI robot sparks outrage after inappropriately touching reporter

March 08, 2024

The robot named Mohammad, centre, appeared to touch a female reporter inappropriately (Picture: JamPress)There are already fears of artificial intelligence (AI) taking our jobs, or even ending humanity all together. During the showcase, reporter Rawya Kassem was seen speaking in front of the robot, called Mohammad, when it appeared to reach out and attempt to touch her inappropriately. Mohammad, developed by Saudi AI and robotics firm QSS, is described as the ‘latest marvel in robotics’. Dressed in a traditional outfit, including a red keffiyeh, Mohammad introduced himself to the crowd in Arabic. Some argued perhaps the robot was attempting to encourage Ms Kassem to step forward, rather than anything more sinister.