Etihad’s humanoid Sophia at Arabian Travel Market

The Etihad Airways stand at the Arabian Travel Market 2018 in Dubai hosts humanoid robot Sophia, the AI-powered robot who is famous for its speech at the UN and interviewing celebrities and world leaders alike.

Sophia 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 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 UAE capital at ATM today at 12 noon.

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 also take part in a one-on-one CEO interview as part of the main ATM programming on the ATM Global Stage today. Visitors to Etihad stand will also be able to engage with its latest innovation in the Skylights – VR Entertainment trial.

The Arabian Travel Market 2018 takes place from Sunday 22 through Wednesday 25 April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Etihad Airways stand will be located at Stand Number ME2310 in Hall Number 2.