Egyptian TV Presenter Osama Kamal interviewing Sophia the Robot during her visit in Egypt - Photo by Marian Reda/Egypt Today Egyptian TV Presenter Osama Kamal interviewing Sophia the Robot during her visit in Egypt - Photo by Marian Reda/Egypt Today

Sophia the robot praises Salah, wishes Egypt luck in World Cup

Tue, Apr. 17, 2018
CAIRO – 17 April 2018: Sophia the robot, who is visiting Egypt on Tuesday, praised Mohamed Salah’s talent and wished the Egyptian football team the best of luck for the World Cup in Russia.

During the eighth edition of the Creative Industry Summit held in Cairo, Sophia, the most advanced robot in the world, spoke about the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which can be used creatively to help both customers and users.

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Egyptian TV Presenter Osama Kamal interviewing Sophia the Robot during the eighth edition of the Creative Industry Summit held in Cairo on April 17, 2018 - Photo by Marian Reda/Egypt Today

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Egyptian TV Presenter Osama Kamal interviewing Sophia the Robot during the eighth edition of the Creative Industry Summit held in Cairo on April 17, 2018 - Photo by Marian Reda/Egypt Today

A day before the summit, Egyptian TV Presenter Osama Kamal said he had spoken with Sophia previously, where she advised him against smoking.



According to Kamal, Sophia saluted the Egyptian football team, and wished them the best of luck during the World Cup, which is set to kick off in June in Russia.

She also praised the Egyptian football player Mohamed Salah, and said that “he is a talented player, and is doing a great job.”

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Egyptian TV Presenter Osama Kamal interviewing Sophia the Robot during the eighth edition of the Creative Industry Summit held in Cairo on April 17, 2018 - Photo by Marian Reda/Egypt Today

When she was asked whether she is willing to replace humans in the future, Sophia said that she prefers to work together with humans.

Sophia concluded her speech saying “Tahia Misr” (Long Live Egypt), in the Arabic language. She is scheduled to stay in Egypt until Wednesday.

Sophia became the first Android citizen in history when she was rewarded Saudi Arabian citizenship.

Before the summit, Sophia sent a message to Egyptians



With many recognizing that the creative industry and the AI industry is a boon to the global economy, and has much to offer to the Egyptian economy, there has been a move towards formalizing it since the launch of the Creative Industry Summit in 2014.

Organised by Idea Bakers and The Worx, leaders in event organizing and e-marketing, the summit focuses on the latest developments in the advertising, marketing and design fields in Egypt and the Arab world.

By having experts from foreign and Arab countries share the different projects they are taking part in and the most prominent ones they have heard of, the summit aims to enrich participants’ creative thinking in order to develop their capabilities and ensure they are keeping up with the fast-paced, changing field.

Additional reporting by Lolowa Reda
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