Dubai 2018: Artificial Intelligence
The second GoldCrest retreat took place at the Al Maha Luxury Resort, on the outskirts of Dubai and surrounded by the untouched dunes of the UAE, a reminder of its humble roots, under the patronage of HE Princess Haya bint Al Hussein. The chosen Industry of the Future at the 2018 retreat was Artificial Intelligence.
The opening delivery was given by Mr. Ian Goldin, Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and former Economic Advisor to Nelson Mandela. He introduced the members to the broader context within which AI is advancing, in the "Age of Discovery and Intelligence". He was followed by leading industry players, Mr. Lino Cataruzzi, Managing Director of Google for the MENA region, who gave an insight into how businesses will need to adapt to the challenges brought on by AI. Ms. Fikria Chaouki, who is responsible for Advanced Analytics, Data Science and AI at AccorHotels, followed with a discussion on how Big Data and AI can converge to create value.Presentations were also delivered by two founders of AI startups, supported by Google for Entrepreneurs.