WorldGovSummit: 10X sets sights on digital courts, virtual schools

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WorldGovSummit: 10X sets sights on digital courts, virtual schools

Dubai - Sheikh Hamdan also attended the summit.

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Published: Tue 13 Feb 2018, 7:22 AM

Last updated: Tue 13 Feb 2018, 7:48 PM

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 sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) is underway in Dubai.
A strong line-up including government representatives, dignitaries and thought leaders will discuss key themes at the event, which runs from February 10-13. More than 130 speakers across 120 interactive sessions and more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries - including heads of governments and representatives of 16 international organisations - have been confirmed to attend the event at Madinat Jumeirah.


Day 3
A digital court that will pronounce verdicts in under 30 days and a virtual education platform powered by Blockchain technology are among the 26 innovative initiatives that will be rolled out in Dubai in the next two years.
The second edition of 10X Dubai launched at the World Government Summit on Tuesday will propel the city 10 years ahead of other global cities. It will see 36 government entities working together to realise the projects in different sectors: Tourism, health, education, justice, sports, charity, culture, security and energy.
After launching the initiative, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, tweeted:
"Today marks the beginning of a new phase for shaping the future in Dubai. The focus is on practical implementation of innovative ideas." A Rahhal initiative by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority would give parents the chance to provide education to their children anytime, anywhere.

Sheikh Mohammed launches Global happiness Coalition

His highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-president and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched a global happiness coalition.
Besides the UAE, five countries have signed up for the coalition so far: Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Portugal, and Slovenia. Minister of State for Happiness Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi said the alliance will bring about positive changes to government services globally

Day 2
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at his oratory best as he delivered two speeches in Dubai of his second UAE visit. Modi, touched on many points during his inaugural speech, including the use of technology, India's achievements in the space industry and renewable energy.
During his speech at the Dubai Opera, he urged the 3.3-million strong Indian community in the UAE to respect the ideals of their host country.
As it happened: World Government Summit
During a late afternoon session on the first day of the World Government Summit, Lt-Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, announced the launch of the global inspiration platform 'Zayed, The Inspirer' as a database of inspirational stories from all over the world.

The UAE has also launched a climate project to aid people displaced by natural disasters and reduce climate change risks around the world. The two-year initiative will deliver climate initiatives and products that will serve 10 million people worldwide by 2020.
The second day of the summit session began with a hearing on access to mental serenity with Sake Santo Riley, director of Vigilance Center, Massachusetts University.

Here are the highlights from the event:

Monday, Feb 12






Sheikh Hamdan attends Dubai 10X 2.0 launch

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, attended the Dubai 10X 2.0 initiative at World Government Summit on Monday.




Ever since it was announced last year by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and the Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, 10X has seen 160 projects in its first edition, among which 26 projects are being launched from 36 government entities.
Sheikh Mohammed called on public entities to come up with at least three innovative ideas every year that could be implemented to place Dubai ahead of other cities by 10 years.


New project to prepare students for real time tests
Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), has announced the project 'Rahal' that will prepare students for real time tests not only academic tests.


Smart Court System launched

Taresh Eid Al Mansouri, director-general of Dubai Courts, announced a Smart Court System in Dubai at the World Government Summit.  The courtt will be run by three judges and speed up trail. The project is expected to achieve Dubai's vision and move justice system to the international standards.


Smart City university launched in Dubai
Aisha bin Bishr, director-general of Smart Dubai Office, announced the launch of Smart city university first smart platform, first in the world provide open digital educational platform. The platform will provide educational network through block chain and give accredited degrees through block chain. This platform will raise power of workforce in UAE by 10 per cent by 2020

Session - 7






'Why governments need to invest in robotics and AI?' session by Jurgen Schmidhuber, Chief Scientist at NNaisense, Anima Anandkumar, Principal Scientist at Amazon AI, and Carol Riley, President of , moderated by Alex Klokus, Futurism.

Session - 6




Prof. Stuart Russel, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley discuss 'Future cities and AI in partnership with Dubai Municipality'


Session - 5
Bjarke Ingels, an architect and Founder of Bjarke Ingels Group, is speaking about how evolution can lead to residency on Mars. He said Mars is very similar to Earth, making it a "very important piece of real estate".


In 100 years, the UAE will establish a city on Mars, says Bjarke Ingels


AI will lead to yet another industrial revolution, which will create more jobs in the future, Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired said.










Session -4
How do you brand a nation? Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Publicis Groupe, reveals branding is about products, in a context for nations, it isn't that simple.





Session -3
Fukuyama Francis, political scientist, economist talks about  'Overwriting History: The Future of Global Governance and Net States' at World Government Summit.




Google, and Facebook have a responsibility as global utilities, yet they remain unregulated and that cannot last, says Fukuyama Francis


Social media has seen a 180-degree turn in people's attitudes, opening up citizen participation in mobilising marginalised social groups, but it has also led to the spread of propaganda and fake news, reveals Fukuyama Francis


The unfortunate tragic lesson of human history is that they came through violence; hopefully that will not be the case in future, says Francis Fukuyama


Global governance will be a big challenge for the next generations: Francis Fukuyama


In our lifetime, we will not be looking at one unified institution of global governance, reveals Francis Fukuyama



Session - 2
'Technology and the Future of Smart Living' session by Karuna Gopal, President, Foundation of Futuristic Cities, and Osman Sultan, CEO, du; moderated by Richard Quest from CNN at World Government Summit in Dubai.


After 180 world leaders gathered in the year 2000 to sign the Millennium Development Goals, we saw that technology could be a two-edged sword, which, while important, could be a cause of destruction: Karuna Gopal


We need to devise a systematic methodology in addressing the questions about technology, said Osman Sultan.


Governments need to look at all dimensions of technology, with a focus on the grey brain fog area, says Karuna Gopal
The UNDP Administraor, Achim Steiner, was the second speaker today at the World Governmetn Summit. He was part of the main address session and spoke on the governments of the future and how innovation and technology can play a big role on improving governments.
"We are seeing the deployment of technologies that was unimaginable before - drones, artificial intelligence and Google streets. These developments show the kind of progress that we should have in the 21st century," he said.




Karuna Gopal, the President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities and the CEO of Du, Osman, are on stage speaking about technology and future of smart living.
"According to me smart living is not about living in a house that controls your moods, not having you entertained by a robot or breakfast fed by robot, it's about giving the quality of life to the poor. Technologies aren't just there to maximize the needs for rich people," Gopal said.



Session - 1
The Dubai Municipality Director General, Hussain Nasser Lootah, addressed the crowd at the second day of the World Government Summit. In the main address, he talked about UAE's mission of adopting artificial intelligence into government services and transforming Dubai into a futuristic city.






Should world governments recognise cyborgs as citizens? Neil Harbisson, artist and cybernetically-enhanced activist, talks about creating cyborgs.

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