The 2018 edition of the Dubai Science Festival takes place from Sept. 23 - Oct. 10 in partnership with AREA 2071. SciFest Dubai’s knowledge partners include Dubai’s KHDA and the UK National Space Academy.
The chief guest is Dr Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority.
The theme of this year’s festival is Emerging Technologies and the festival takes at various schools, universities, and science venues in the city.
The aim is to celebrate science through the arts and promote scientific literacy and STEAM education. The 2018 edition of SciFest Dubai is presented in partnership with Awecademy - a future-focussed educational organization based out of Toronto, Canada, that is disrupting traditional high school curricula and inspiring students to bring about civilisation-level change. Through an online platform and off-line programs, Awecademy future-proofs high school students, educators, and industry leaders with new smarts and critical survival skills by combining innovative curricula with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology.
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See below for a few highlights of this year's festival
Opening Ceremony | Monday 24th September 2018 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Emerging Technologies: The Future of Work, Education & Humanity
We are living through a remarkable time in human history. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Robotics and 3D Printing are advancing at an exponential rate. These emerging powerful tools are creating a future where we have access to an abundance of resources, live on Mars, or even upload our consciousness into machines. But are we prepared to live in such a world? This series of talks will provide our youth with an overview of the future of work, education and humanity as a whole.
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Workshops | 23-Sept. - 9 Oct. | Emerging Technologies: The Future of Work, Education & Humanity
Secondary School Workshops | Ages 13-16
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Job & Skills of The FutureThere are many trends, such as technological automation and the rise of the contingent workforce, that are revolutionizing the future of the work. What is the impact that technology will have on our careers? What jobs will be lost and which ones will be created? What are some of the most exciting emerging industries? This workshop will explore these questions - and many more - with the goal of preparing learners for the workforce of the future.
Intro to Exponential TechnologiesExponential technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, virtual reality, biotechnology, and digital medicine are a major source innovation, invention, and discovery. Breakthroughs in this area have the potential to positively affect billions of lives. This workshop will explore the impact of emerging technologies on the way we live and work
Future of Work: A.I. & AutomationWe’ve all read the headlines: the robots are coming, and they will take our jobs. But the reality is more nuanced. Exponential growth in technology will disrupt entire industries but also create new ones. Many experts are asking the big questions: what jobs will be replaced by technology? Which ones will remain? How many will be created? This workshop will provide an introduction to the different effects of technological automation on the
Tech for Good: Global ChallengesEmerging technologies are providing us with powerful tools to tackle global challenges and contribute to human progress. How can we use exponential technologies - such as AI or Robotics - to end poverty, increase access to resources or create more sustainable sources of energy? This module will explore some of the ways innovators are using technology to have a positive impact on the world and inspire youth to follow their lead.
Future of EducationTechnology is already transforming the way we teach and
learn. Digital classrooms, global online collaborations, and
personalized learning are just the beginning. What will
these technological trends in EdTech lead to? What will
the word “education” even mean 30 years from now? This
workshop will provide learners an overview of the
technological trends that are revolutionizing the educational sector.