Dubai - Global Future Councils discuss technology and geopolitics
Saturday, 11 09 2019, Category: Economy, Country: U.A.E
The 4th annual meeting of the Global Future Councils was held in Dubai and organised by the UAE Government and the World Economic Forum. A number of future councils focused on the future of vital sectors in the fields of technology, infrastructure and geopolitical transformations looks into challenges and solutions in these vital sectors.
The Global Future Councils meetings are attended by 700 experts and scientists from 70 countries, to discuss the future of the most vital sectors and explore the challenges ahead to map the future trends and make a positive change in the lives of communities and peoples.
Technology sector Global Future Council on Energy Technologies The council discusses how energy technologies play a critical role for emissions reduction. The Global Future Council on Energy Technologies will focus on better understanding the role of energy technologies with a system perspective, and on making recommendations for action to accelerate the energy transition.
Global Future Council on Artificial Intelligence The council reviews the decisions about the responsible design of artificial intelligence (AI) which are often made by engineers with little training in the complex ethical considerations at play. Universities have struggled to find effective ways to integrate these issues into curricula for students in technical domains. In response, the Forum’s Global Future Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics has recommended creating a repository of actionable and useful materials for faculty who wish to add social inquiry and discourse into their AI coursework.
Global Future Council on the Internet of Things The council discusses IoT as connected devices outnumber people worldwide. These devices, commonly known as the internet of things (IoT), come in many forms, from smart building technologies that monitor and manage energy usage to connected vehicles that help anticipate and avoid potential collisions. By 2025, the number of IoT devices is projected to exceed 40 billion, fuelled by continued technological advances and the plummeting costs of computing, storage and connectivity.
Source: Emirates News Agency