Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh - a prominent business leader and a visionary contributor to the socio-economic development at the Arab World - will speak on his vision for building a knowledge-based Arab Society by implementing a "Marshall Plan of Knowledge for the Arab World.”
Never in the history of mankind has humanity progressed at the rate it has during recent times. From the industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries that brought about technological advancements in manufacturing processes and engineering, to today’s computing upheaval which has its roots in the industrial revolution, man has made quantum leaps in technological development in all spheres of human activities. This has catapulted our world into an era of unprecedented progress, the likes of which has never been seen before.
Yet, many questions invade the human mind. Where are we going with the technology of our time? Would victorious artificial intelligence culminate in the end of the human era? Will we surrender as a human culture to this technology? Is the advent of this technology gradually inventing our future? And most importantly, would it be the end of human endeavor?
Dr. Abu Ghazaleh is the founder of the Talal Abu Ghazaleh group, which operates out of more than 100 offices worldwide. He led numerous international and regional successful capacity-building initiatives over the past 45 years in the fields of education and scientific research, youth empowerment, wealth creation through information and communication technologies, intellectual property awareness and job creation opportunities.