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Fake news and digital revolution under discussion
MATOVU ABDALLAH TWAHA November 22, 2017
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DUBAI: Fake news and how to combat it; the impact of technological development on the media; robots and Artificial Intelligence; as well as the UAE’s readiness to wade through the Digital Revolution also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) - were discussed in a session comprising of the local minister, Google representative and other academic on Day One of the Knowledge Summit held in Dubai.

The Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Noura Al Kaabi, told the audience at the Dubai World Trade Centre that the UAE has laid structures to match the trending technological development.

“These structures and measures are reflected what we call a [ministerial] cabinet for future; initiatives such as a Day and a Year of Innovation; consideration of innovation at workplaces as well as individuals representing the country in technological and AI spheres.”

She added: “The ambition is there, what we need to strengthen empowerment of youth is to embrace such an agenda.”

She was featuring on the panel discussing “The Digital Revolution and Its Role in Traditional and Social Media” moderated by Muna Abu Sulayman, a media personality.

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