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Etihad Airways to host AI Robot Sophia at ATM

Posted 20 April 2018 · Add Comment

Etihad Airways will introduce Humanoid Robot Sophia to the UAE as a spokesperson for the future of innovation and technology in aviation at ATM.

 

Sophia is the AI-powered robot famous for speaking at the UN and interviewing celebrities and world leaders alike. She was named the United Nations Development Programme’s first ever 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, to discuss the future of innovation and technology in aviation, as well as talk about her experiences and impressions of the Capital, at the Etihad Theatre on Etihad’s ATM stand at 12 noon on Sunday, 22 April.

As well as Sophia’s appearance, the Etihad Theatre will feature presentations and Question and Answer sessions with Etihad executives and guests including Special Olympics and Manchester City Football Club, covering the areas of guest experience, marketing partnerships, environment and sustainability.

Etihad Airways CEO Peter Baumgartner will take part in a one-on-one CEO interview as part of the main ATM programming on the ATM Global Stage from 1615 – 1715 on Sunday 22 April.

 

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