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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

ETIHAD AIRWAYS INTRODUCES AI ROBOT SOPHIA TO ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Watch as popular UAE influencer Khalid al Ameri joins Sophia the Robot – the world’s most advanced Artificially Intelligent robot – to explore Abu Dhabi and discover all the excitement and emotions one can experience on a visit to the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Sophia is officially the first robot to race Yas Marina Circuit, ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and experience the beauty of Louvre Abu Dhabi in this new video released by Etihad Airways. She is accompanied throughout by Khalid al Ameri, a popular Emirati personality known for creating heartfelt videos about himself and his family on social media.
Sophia is the AI-powered robot famous for speaking at the United Nations and interviewing a number of celebrities and world leaders. She was recently 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 possess a nationality, after being granted citizenship by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The video showcases Sophia’s visit to Abu Dhabi and chronicles her adventures around the city to experience a range of emotions. Will Khalid ever catch up with Sophia in his quest to help her succeed? Follow their journey around Abu Dhabi’s exciting landmarks, and discover whether Sophia achieves her ultimate goal…. to feel:


Sophia visited Abu Dhabi as a spokesperson for the future of innovation and technology in aviation at ATM. During her visit she was able to visit several of the emirate’s top tourist destinations including Emirates Palace, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and the newly-opened Hala Desert Oasis Experience.

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About Etihad Aviation Group
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.

About Etihad Airways
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. For more information, please visit: etihad.com.

For further details:
Duty Media Officer
Etihad Airways
Tel: +97150 818 9596

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