DUBAI, UAE, October 17, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) announced that the eighth edition of the Knowledge Summit will be held on 21-22 November 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and virtually on 23 November.

Held in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and under the theme ‘Knowledge Cities and the Fifth Industrial Revolution’, the event will witness the participation of several experts, thought leaders, policymakers, researchers, academics, and entrepreneurs from across the globe.

The summit highlights the significant role played by the Fifth Industrial Revolution in the development of knowledge cities, alongside the fifth-generation technologies that have ushered in a complete overhaul of conventional business models.

The summit dedicates a significant portion to exploring methods for harnessing cutting-edge technologies to accomplish sustainable development objectives and address global challenges. It also aims to stimulate creativity and innovation, enhance rapid and convenient access to artificial intelligence technology and its practical applications, and comprehend its social implications.

The summit’s activities include over 43 sessions on various topics, including digital health, sustainable tourism strategies, educational transformation tools, building knowledge cities, the fifth generation of educational technologies, the impact of the fifth industrial revolution on startup entrepreneurship, and the biotechnology industry, enhancing cybersecurity, and media and content creation in the AI era. Among the key topics are also reviewing sustainable smart solutions for the future of agricultural food security, setting visions for sustainable development goals in the age of the fifth industrial revolution, the concept of Human Society 5.0, strategies for converting waste into fuel, and much more.

H.E. Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of the MBRF, said, “At the MBRF, we persist in our endeavors to bolster global intellectual engagement, hosting the eighth edition of the Knowledge Summit. Through this summit, we aim to update and develop the methodologies and mechanisms that form the basis for the production and dissemination of knowledge.”

The previous edition of the summit, held at Expo 2020 Dubai under the theme ”Knowledge: Protecting Humanity and the Planet in the Pandemic”, featured speakers from all over the world in the in-person sessions. Additionally, its virtual sessions received over a million views through the website and digital platforms affiliated with the MBRF.

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