Continued from Flux Trend’s annual 6 Trends of 2018…
The first Minster of A.I.
In pursuit of harnessing future skills and investing in the development of science and technology the United Arab Emirates has become the first nation to appoint a Minster of Artificial Intelligence. Omar Bin Sultan, 27, will focus on rebranding the country as a Middle Eastern tech hub. Their plans are ambitious: not only do they see Dubai achieving a 25% robot police force by 2030; they have also joined the race to place autonomous vehicles on their roads and launch flying taxis in their skies, that’s besides the parallel investments in various Hyperloop projects and a plan to reach Mars.
By Dion Chang and Khumo Theko
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