On March 31st the Her Future Summit powered by the Global Startup Ecosystem will take place virtually with 1000 digital delegates. This will be the largest virtual summit for women to date featuring digital stakeholders from over 60 countries. The Her Future Summit aims to identify, train, and empower the next generation of female pioneers. The summit also serves to teach fundamentals of future technology and the leading social impact applications of Artificial Intelligence, among other technologies. Her Future Summit was scheduled to take place in 7 global cities - DC, Silicon Valley, New York, Accra, Port-au-Prince, London, and Dubai - throughout the month of March.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was in Dubai to launch Tesla in the United Arab Emirates at the World Government Summit Monday. The South African billionaire inventor was interviewed onstage and gave his opinion on aliens, artificial intelligence, universal basic income and the future of humanity. Universal basic income will solve the economic problems caused by automation. However, the existential problems that come from a world with few workers will be harder to solve, Musk said. "There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better.
DUBAI: There should be a mechanism for assigning balanced responsibility among AI designers, producers and users, experts at the second session of the Dar Al Khaleej Conference on Saturday agreed. Chairman of the Private Law Department at United Arab Emirates University, Dr. Emad Abdel Rahim Dahiyat, presented a paper on the "Legislative and Legal Framework for Artificial Intelligence Institutions in the UAE." He said, "We are in an environment where programming companies are designing software capable of reading and analysing documents, forecasting disputes and proposing legal settlements." Apart from Artificial Intelligence's humanitarian uses like in medicine and education, he explained, it is being assimilated into the military field such as in military equipment and electronic warfare. In his paper, he discussed challenges in AI-based agreements, regarding who to be held liable, and the current local and global legislative system and shortages to be tackled in order to activate AI in the UAE.
Sitting in a hotel lobby in Tangier, Morocco, Charity Wayua laughs as she recounts her journey to the city for a conference on technology and innovation. After starting her trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where she leads one of IBM's two research centers in Africa, she had to fly past her destination for a layover in Dubai, double back to Casablanca, and then take a three-and-a-half-hour drive to Tangier. What would have been a seven- to eight-hour direct flight was instead a nearly 24-hour odyssey. This is not unusual, she says. The hassle of traveling within the region isn't the only thing making things difficult for Africa's research community: the difficulty of traveling out of the region has often left its researchers out of the international conversation.
In debates about the future of work, technology is often portrayed as the villain. One recent study calculated that 38 percent of jobs in the United States were at a "high risk" of being automated during the next decade. In the construction industry, predictions are especially dire: estimates of robot-fueled joblessness range from 24 percent in Britain to 41percent in Germany. Borja García de Soto is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), a Global Network Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and Director of NYUAD's S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group. There is no question that automation will change the way people work, but for some sectors of the economy, change is long overdue.