Etihad Airways will introduce its humanoid robot Sophia to the UAE as a spokesperson for the future of innovation and technology in aviation at Arabian Travel Market 2018.
Sophia is the AI-powered robot who has spoken at the UN and interviewed celebrities and world leaders alike. She was named the United Nations Development Programme’s first 'innovation champion' for Asia and the Pacific, and is also the first robot in the world to have a nationality, after being granted citizenship by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sophia will take part in a one-on-one interview with host Damian Watson, head of station at Abu Dhabi Media Company, at the Etihad Theatre on Etihad’s ATM stand at 12pm on Sunday, 22 April.
Etihad Airways CEO Peter Baumgartner will also take part in a one-on-one CEO interview as part of the main ATM programming on the ATM Global Stage from 4.15pm-5.15pm on Sunday, 22 April.
Arabian Travel Market 2018 takes place from April 22-25 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.