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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation launches “KnowTalks” Series 2022 at London Book Fair

  • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation launches “KnowTalks” Series 2022 at London Book Fair

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation launches “KnowTalks” Series 2022 at London Book Fair

As part of its role as a leading institution in the consolidation of knowledge in regional and global societies, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) in collaboration with its knowledge partner - the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is participating at the London Book Fair - one of the oldest international exhibitions in the world - hosting more than 20,000 publications.  The MBRF is taking part in the event, which is being held between April 5 and April 7, 2022, at Olympia London.

The pavilion of the foundation highlights MBRF’s knowledge programs and projects in collaboration with strategic partners, including various Arabic and English editions of the Global Knowledge Index Report and the Future of Knowledge Foresight Report. It also showcases the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award, the Digital Knowledge Hub, the Nobel Museums, and previous sessions of the Knowledge Summit.

H.E. Jamal Bin Huwaireb, CEO of MBRF, said: “The Foundation seeks to consolidate its global leadership and continue its tireless endeavour to cooperate with entities and organisations around the world by supporting and participating in major knowledge initiatives and events. It maintains its active role, globally, in the knowledge field, in line with its vision to promote the dissemination of knowledge in societies to foresee the future and embrace innovation and knowledge entrepreneurship, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of mankind.”

The ‘Knowtalks’ series 2022 which was launched at the MBRF pavilion, aims at exploring important current knowledge issues. The series saw the participation of a group of prominent speakers and global analysts, who will present a range of innovative and different ideas on topics with global impacts, in collaboration with UNDP.

The first day of the ‘Knowtalks’ series 2022 included two panel discussions. One of them entitled ‘Part-Human, Part Machine’, saw the participation of Dave Katz, Co-founder at Intuizi and Learning Doctors.

Talking about the insights of the researchers and specialists giving more than 22 years to the future, Katz said: “In 2000 there were expectations that people would become part-human and part-machine during the next 20 years. We were all shocked at the thought of it. Everyone expected that we would have silicon chips in our brains after 20 years. This changes the human definition, but so far it has not happened though serious attempts are being made by scientists.”

The second session, entitled ‘ICT for Knowledge-based Economies’ was presented by the CEO of Tech4i, Paul Foley, who discussed the importance of Governments facilitating the access and use of the internet amongst families in societies, given the positive implications it has on economies.