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  • 18-Nov-2020

    During his speech at Asbar World Forum 2020 Future of the Future

    During his speech at Asbar World Forum 2020 Future of the Future
    Abu-Ghazaleh: 1974 was a turning point in my life, when I was honored to meet HM King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh then
    Abu-Ghazaleh: The Future Keeps Changing and Developing, Every Invention Produces More Advanced Technologies 
    RIYADH, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh region, inaugurated the 5th session of ‘Asbar World Forum (AWF) 2020’ entitled ‘Future of the Future’, with the participation of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), in addition to 90 local and international speakers.
    In his speech at the opening session, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said that he started a new future in Saudi Arabia in 1974. "I was honored then to meet His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Governor of Riyadh at the time, where TAG-Global office in Riyadh was established under His Royal Highnes’ guidance then; the office which remains operational till now and is one of TAG.Global's largest offices among the 100 others functioning perfectly worldwide”, Dr. Abu Ghazaleh said, adding:
     “Thanks to the valuable guidance, the very kind advice, and the support I received from His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz I started a new future of which I remain proud.”
    Further, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stated that in 2001 he was honored to become chairman of the United Nations Information, Communication Technologies Task Force (UN ICT TF) Arab Regional Network, explaining that when he was selected to that position, he realized that the world was heading toward a new dawn, "and I had the privilege to be part in shaping its future".
    He also affirmed that the future is constantly changing and developing, as a result of continuous technological advancement ,noting that every new invention produces many more novel technologies, reminding that the Agricultural Revolution, was followed by the Industrial Revolution, then the Knowledge Revolution up to the Fourth Knowledge Revolution, which we are living in today, with the radical changes it offered in our lifestyle.
    Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh explained that the Knowledge Revolution introduced significant developments including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Printers, Robots, Nanotechnology, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) among others. 
    One of the Forum's sessions tackled ‘Future Technologies: Predictions and Creating a Roadmap to 2050’, during which participants discussed various models for the future hyper-connected cities and communities, and how Nanobot works in directly connecting human brains to the cloud-computing networks.
    The 3-day Forum – in its 5th session- discussed the future outlooks for a number of vital sectors that directly affect human life. For the first time, the Forum was organized virtually in light of the challenges the world is experiencing due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.