UAE to pro­mote tech­nolo­gies for next gen­er­a­tions

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DUBAI: Omar Bin Sul­tan Al Olama, Min­is­ter of State for Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) and Deputy Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of the Dubai Fu­ture Foun­da­tion, high­lighted that the UAE can de­velop skills and ca­pa­bil­i­ties to pro­mote tech­nolo­gies and harness them to build a safe and bright fu­ture for next gen­er­a­tions. This took place on the side­lines of the KNOW ses­sion, pre­sented by Al Olama as part of the 2nd ‘Pioneer Se­ries’ ini­tia­tive. The ini­tia­tive is or­gan­ised by the Dubai Fu­ture Academy, an ini­tia­tive of Dubai Fu­ture Foun­da­tion, through­out the holy month of Ra­madan, at the Academy’s head­quar­ters.

The meet­ing was at­tended by Khal­fan Bel­houl, CEO of Dubai Fu­ture Ac­cel­er­a­tors, and sev­eral ofi­cials From pub­lic AND pri­vate or­gan­i­sa­tions and de­part­ments.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, Al Olama re­viewed key chal­lenges fac­ing fu­ture tech­nolo­gies and the so­lu­tions to these chal­lenges, in­clud­ing the chal­lenges fac­ing the de­vel­op­ment of dig­i­tal cur­ren­cies, ro­bots, self-driv­ing cars and fast trans­port such As THE Hyperloop. “In in­d­ing so­lu­tions to these chal­lenges, we cre­ate new sec­tors and in­dus­tries that cause a great eco­nomic and so­cial re­turn to so­ci­ety and the Coun­try. In­di­vid­u­als who find so­lu­tions to these chal­lenges around the world are just like you,” said Al Olama.

His Ex­cel­lency con­cluded the ses­sion with a panel dis­cus­sion with the au­di­ence, where he re­ceived their ques­tions and in­quiries and shared his ex­pe­ri­ences in Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence and tech­no­log­i­cal de­vel­op­ment. He also lis­tened to their ex­pe­ri­ences in tech­no­log­i­cal de­vel­op­ment in var­i­ous sec­tors.

Dur­ing the holy month of Ra­madan, the ‘Pioneer Se­ries’ hosted a group of VIP speak­ers, in­clud­ing min­is­ters, of­fi­cials and spe­cial­ists In var­i­ous fields, to share knowl­edge and pro­mote com­mu­nity aware­ness through the Fu­ture Coun­cil, which re­views the var­i­ous as­pects of the fu­ture and in­no­va­tive ini­tia­tives. This re­flects the vi­sion of the Dubai Fu­ture Academy to be an in­for­ma­tional fo­rum for Fu­ture mak­ers, aim­ing to equip fu­ture lead­ers with the skills needed to keep abreast of ac­cel­er­ated de­vel­op­ments.

Of­fi­cials and par­tic­i­pants dur­ing the ini­tia­tive or­gan­ised by the Dubai Fu­ture Academy.

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