Dubai: The Emirate of Dubai is all set to host the world’s largest gathering of futurists as Dubai Future Foundation prepares to host the Dubai Future Forum to anticipate what humanity’s future might look like across key areas – from the climate crisis to the continuous progress of artificial intelligence.
The event which is expected to take place between the 10th to 12th October, 2022, will assemble 400 of the world’s leading futurists, experts and innovators for its Inaugural Edition, where they will discuss, debate and predict the future trajectory of the world.
The Forum will facilitate 30 sessions, including panel discussions and live debates on topics that converse about advances in artificial intelligence (AI) sentience, bridging the digital divide, the readiness of hydrogen to take over the energy mantle from oil and gas, interplanetary colonization, and a future climate scenario where the 2 C global warming threshold is breached.
The Dubai Future Foundation CEO further added that, “Human knowledge is growing, and technological advancement is accelerating rapidly. Consequently, we are no longer witnesses to change; we are the drivers of change. We need to be ready to deploy skills and technologies to serve society and enhance the quality of life for all.”
The Forum’s sessions will focus on 4 major themes namely;
- “Future of our World”
- “Mitigating Existential Risk”
- “What Does it Mean to be Human” and
- “Hedging our Bets through Foresight”
Each theme will explore how humanity and technology can come together to overcome some of the most crucial crises facing the world right now, from the climate crisis to rising energy prices and ongoing vulnerabilities in global public healthcare infrastructure.
Sharing his views about the Forum, Mr. Abdulaziz AlJaziri, Deputy CEO and Chief Operations Officer of Dubai Future Foundation, revealed that, “As various existential threats mount, Dubai Future Forum’s discussions will focus on transforming these challenges into opportunities. The forum will address topics such as climate change, hydrogen fuel, AI, skills gaps, and space colonization head-on.”
“The forum will inspire an alternative outlook on future sectors that will impact our economies, governments, and daily lives. We can achieve giant leaps in the future, but only by applying foresight and future planning. That is where the Dubai Future Forum will bring tremendous value in helping to shape the future of humanity,” Mr. AlJaziri concluded.