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Fields of AI and Blockchain Celebrated in Dubai at Global AI Show and Global Blockchain Show

On April 16 and April 17, two new fintech shows are taking place at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. Bringing together experts from across the artificial intelligence (AI) space and web3 ecosystem, VAP group has announced the inaugural editions of the Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show. 

A wide range of themes will be discussed at both conferences. At the Global AI Show, attendees will get a glimpse into an AI-powered future. Keynote speeches on sectors such as healthcare, finance, retail, oil and gas will show the new possibilities as a result of AI. 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.

The Global AI 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. They 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 to brain writing to closed-loop brain machine interface systems. Another prominent speaker at the Global AI Show is H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, head of cyber security at United Arab Emirates Government, who will present a keynote on a future with AI.

The Global Blockchain Show

The Global Blockchain Show will showcase the dynamic landscape of blockchain technology. Among the distinguished speakers, H.E. Justin Sun, the founder of TRON and member of the HTX Global advisory board, will take centre stage.

Additionally, the event 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 and chief scientist of DFINITY Foundation, will discuss the decentralised cloud vision of the DFINITY blockchain.

Capturing the potential of AI and blockchain

Furthermore, the Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show’s official ambassador will be an AI humanoid robot, Sophia. Sophia is a prime example of the wonders of artificial intelligence and robotics, converging technology with humanity.

The Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show will feature a start-up village. There, start-ups and scale-ups can pitch their ideas, technology and creations to investors, venture capitalists and big tech.

A VAP Accelerator will also be launched 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.

Recognising and celebrating excellence and growth

Furthermore, an official awards ceremony will take place on April 17 at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai. The Global AI Awards and the Global Blockchain Awards will reward excellence and innovation in their respective fields.

Lastly, The Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show will finish with an afterparty at the White Beach at Atlantis, The Palm. Hosted by VAP Group, the afterparty provides a platform for industry experts and enthusiasts to mingle. They can exchange ideas, build valuable connections, explore potential collaborations, and unwind in a relaxed atmosphere.


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