As part of the events celebrating the UAE Month of Reading, His Highness the Ruler's Court in Dubai, in cooperation with the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, hosted the knowledge worker Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, the founder and CEO of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Group, to discuss his book The Brave Knowledge World, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Lowai Mohamed Belhoul, Director General of the Department and a number of other officials, at H.H. The Ruler's Court and The Department of Finance.
Hosting this lecture comes in line with the directives of the visionary leadership of the UAE to celebrate the Month of Reading and the persistent endeavors to provide a working environment that fosters and promotes knowledge and contributes to building a knowledge society in the Nation.
Speaking at the opening of his lecture, Abu-Ghazaleh commended the UAE's leading experience in artificial intelligence, which is the first of its kind in the region and the world, thanks to the innovative vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which envisages and creates the future while enhancing the UAE's leading position globally.
Abu-Ghazaleh also emphasized that creating the future requires transforming conventional societies, using modern technology, into digital knowledge-oriented ones. This is particularly so as we are seeing today, according to Abu-Ghazaleh, the fourth industrial revolution; a knowledge revolution that will bring about a radical shift in all walks of life. This calls for embracing the latest developments in IT and telecommunications and guiding students towards the creation of knowledge, creativity and innovation from an early stage to enable the focus to be shifted from teaching to learning.
Moreover, Abu-Ghazaleh touched upon the topic of global warming, one of the key global issues threatening humanity, noting that it is of paramount importance to enforce binding criteria on companies causing harm to the environment. He also asserted that the use of artificial intelligence can be the answer to the environmental pollution problem.
At the culmination of the lecture, Dr. Abu - Ghazaleh was gifted an Honorary Shield by Dr. Lowai Belhoul, and the lecture was concluded by Dr. Abu – Ghazaleh signing copies of his latest book The Brave Knowledge World.