Global AI and Blockchain shows premier in Dubai

The events are set to take place on April 16 and 17 

Dubai, Apr 12, 2024: The inaugural editions of the Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show are set to take place on April 16 and 17, 2024. Organised by the VAP Group, the shows will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai.  

The Global AI Show will host international and regional thought leaders in the artificial intelligence and the machine learning space, while the Global Blockchain Show will bring together experts from the web3 ecosystem to share their insights and discuss future opportunities in the rapidly evolving industry. 

At the Global AI Show, attendees will get a glimpse into an AI-powered future with keynote speeches on new possibilities in healthcare, finance, retail and oil and gas with the help of AI. The evolution of the digital ecosystem, data protection, blockchain in finance, gaming, metaverse and NFTs are some of the topics that will be discussed at the Global Blockchain Show. 

Jamie Metzl, a technology and healthcare futurist will be navigating the implications of AI, genetics and biotechnology revolutions. Attendees can get their copies of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity signed and also get exclusive insights from  Metzl’s new book – Superconvergence: How the Genetics, Biotech, and AI Revolutions Will Transform our Lives, Work, and World 

Dr. Divya Chander, a neuroscientist and medical futurist, will take attendees on a journey from brain reading and brain writing to closed-loop brain machine interface systems through her headliner at the Global AI Show. Another prominent speaker at the Global AI Show is Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security at the UAE Government, who will present a keynote on the future with AI.  

The Global Blockchain Show will showcase the landscape of blockchain technology. Among the distinguished speakers, Justin Sun, the Founder of TRON and Member of the HTX Global advisory board, will take centrestage. Renowned for his contributions to the blockchain space, Sun will grace the event with his insights. Additionally, Global Blockchain Show will feature a fireside chat with Lennix Lai, Chief Commercial Officer of OKX, who will encompass the yin and yang of crypto trading. Dominic Williams, Founder & Chief Scientist of DFINITY Foundation, will discuss the decentralised cloud vision of the DFINITY blockchain.  

Furthermore, the Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show will have the world’s first AI humanoid robot Sophia as their official ambassador. Sophia is a prime example of the wonders of artificial intelligence and robotics, converging technology with humanity. Her presence at the two events seeks to inspire attendees on the limitless possibilities of AI and web3 technologies. 

The Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show will feature a start-up village where start-ups and scale-ups will have the chance to power pitch their innovative ideas, technology and creations to investors, venture capitalists and big tech. A VAP Accelerator will be launched to serve as an incubator for ambitious start-ups. Meanwhile, a community stage at the Global Blockchain Show and the Global AI Show will be set up to focus on fostering inclusivity, collaboration and engagement within the blockchain and AI community. 

An official awards ceremony will take place on April 17 at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai. The Global AI Awards and the Global Blockchain Awards seek to recognise excellence and innovation, and pay tribute to the trailblasers, innovators and guardians who tirelessly push the boundaries of possibility in the field of AI and blockchain technology.  

The Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show will end with a networking event at the White Beach at Atlantis, The Palm. Hosted by VAP Group, the gathering provides a platform for industry experts and enthusiasts to exchange ideas, build valuable connections and explore potential collaborations in an informal setting.  

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