The World Governments Summit opens in Dubai on Monday.
The World Governments Summit (WGS), which opened today in Dubai and runs until February 14, seeks to answer several questions that will shape the future of the world in various areas, including artificial intelligence, economy, health, education, climate, space, energy, balance of power, peace and security, government services, and human empowerment.
The summit's questions begin with "what, who, where, and how?" in search of solutions and visions to address future challenges. These include questions about the role of mind maps in accelerating sustainable development goals, designing sustainable cities, how the energy sector shapes the global balance of power, and how we can utilise 100% of our mental abilities.
WGS 2024 explores future opportunities and challenges and identify pathways to shared visions for improving government work and strengthening cooperation between world governments.
The questions and anticipated solutions to the challenges are discussed through 15 global forums and more than 110 main interactive dialogue sessions, featuring 200 global figures including presidents, ministers, experts, thinkers, and future makers, as well as more than 23 ministerial meetings and executive sessions with the participation of over 300 ministers.
Artificial intelligence and its role in various aspects of life are among the most pressing questions about the future. The fear of artificial intelligence replacing humans is at the forefront of these concerns, along with questions about the readiness of countries for the coming tsunami of artificial intelligence and whether it will lead us to the end of the world.
According to a report by Statista, a German online platform that specializes in data gathering and visualization, the global artificial intelligence market is expected to grow 20-fold during the current decade, reaching approximately $1.85 trillion USD by 2030, compared to $95 billion at the end of 2021.
Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit Organization, stressed that successful future governments will be those capable of adapting the lessons from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to identify growth opportunities.
Sheikh Mohammed received a red carpet welcome from Chinese diplomats and dignitaries.
A Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 crashed minutes after an early-morning takeoff from Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers, and at least one delegate to a UN meeting.
Sheikh Hamdan said the Dubai Boat Show supports the aspiration embodied in the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 to establish the city as one of the world’s top three destinations for tourism and business over the next decade.
"People are so desperate for food, for fresh water, for any supplies that they risk their lives in getting any food, any supplies to support their children, to support themselves," Lindmeier said.
After an intensive training period that began in January 2022, Al Matrooshi and Al Mulla are set to complete more than two years of rigorous preparation, making them eligible for various spaceflight assignments.
The Middle East’s premier marine lifestyle showpiece, which features more than 1,000 brands from 55 countries, has attracted the global nautical industry. More than 200 crafts are being displayed during the five-day event.