The KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC, Ms. Nomusa Dube-Ncube and the Moses Kotane Institute Acting CEO, Ms. Thandeka Ellenson met with an Artificial Intelligence robot Sophia on the 28 October 2019, at the GovTech 2019 conference. Sophia is a humanoid robot with a human like appearance developed by Hong Kong. She talks and converses with humans at a human level intelligence.