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 Program’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 on Sunday (April 22).
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 on Sunday.
Once again, Etihad’s stand will feature the world’s first and only airline mobile exhibition unit, providing delegates with a first-hand experience of its award-winning cabin products and inflight service.
Visitors to the stand will also be able to engage with Etihad’s latest innovation in the Skylights — VR Entertainment Trial, as well as learn about and interact with key partnership properties including the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, and Manchester City Football Club.
The Arabian Travel Market 2018 takes place from Sunday (April 22) through Wednesday (April 25) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Aviation Group is a diversified global aviation and travel group driven by innovation and collaboration. Etihad Aviation Group comprises five business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates; Etihad Airways Engineering; Etihad Airport Services; Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners.
From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to 93 international passenger and cargo destinations with its fleet of 111 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was established by Royal (Emiri) Decree in July 2003.
SOURCE : SAUDIGAZETTE