Countdown begins as GITEX explores AI, gears up for Future Stars 2018 launch

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GITEX is only weeks away, one of the globe’s biggest tech event will this year be featuring some of the top trends in the industry including artificial intelligence even as the GITEX Future Stars 2018 gears up to launch to new heights.

GITEX 2018 will have attention on Artificial Intelligence which is growing at a frantic rate with the number of active startups increasing by 1400% since 2000 and an annual growth rate of 50.1% on global spend in AI reaching $57.6 billion by 2021. From building ‘city brains’ to assisting in surgeries, AI is powering future urbanism across the globe. Meet AI leaders at GITEX 2018.

With AI influencing the shape of things to come, GITEX Technology Week & GITEX Future Stars 2018 is presenting the region’s biggest AI agenda ever; hosting over 30 targeted sessions and over 18 hours of dedicated AI content featuring powerful insights, industry-focused case studies and practical applications in business.

The GITEX Future Stars 2018 is highlighting a full-throttle lineup of tech pitches, award-winning startups, influential government partners and some of the world’s most innovative startups. Startup event runs from 14 to 17 October 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre

On the menu this year is the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre Innovation Challenge, calling the world’s most innovative space tech startups to pitch and win astronomical rewards! Startups are invited to apply for an opportunity to win a free exhibition pod at GITEX Future Stars and pitch on-site to win up to $30,000!

Also, the Department of Health Abu Dhabi is the Innovation Health Partner, bringing the TIP healthcare award winners for the first time ever to the show. The most exciting innovators and entrepreneurs fuelling innovation across the healthcare spectrum.

More than 650 hotshot startups from over 26 countries will be at the GITEX Future Stars 2018 draem from regions across the world. They include Bioniks in Healthcare from Pakistan; Near Motion in IoT and Smart Cities from Saudi Arabia; and Bluevisor in Fintech from South Korea.

AI speakers at GITEX 2018

Our top picks for AI speakers you will hear at the event:

Wanli Min, Chief Machine Intelligence Scientist, Alibaba

At the helm of Alibaba’s AI movement, Wanli is the force behind the e-commerce giant’s AI system and Cloud ET Brain. Hear him talk about how his City Brain Innovation led Hangzhou to become the world’s first city to manage its public services with AI, saving 15% waiting time at key junctions, and saving lives by detecting accidents with 92% accuracy within a second so aid can arrive at the site in just 5 minutes.

Max Amordeluso, EU Lead Evangelist Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

Max brings AI into your home, with Alexa’s monthly user base increasing by 325% in 2017, equivalent to 2.8 million users per month! Max has spearheaded adding new skills to Alexa’s voice, so that in less than 5 years from its launch, Alexa has grown to become a leading AI platform with 45,000 skills.

Jonathan Lacoste, President, Jebbit; learn from the co-founder of the world’s first declared data platform about how it is revolutionizing personalised web experiences for some of the biggest global companies like Google, Expedia, Monster and Snapchat | Jebbit has been recognised as the Top 25 Most Promising Companies in The World (2016).


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