Global AI and Blockchain Shows conclude with triumphant success

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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VAP Group is thrilled to announce the triumphant conclusion of the inaugural editions of the Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show, held on April 16 and 17, 2024, at Grand Hyatt, Dubai. 

The Global AI Show and Blockchain Show took place amid the adverse weather which saw heavy rainfall triggering flash flood in Dubai. 

The grand events witnessed VAP Group’s CEO, Vishal Parmar, launching Times of AI and Times of Blockchain, two digital media subsidiaries of the VAP Group that will contribute to advancements in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, a significant milestone for blockchain & AI services. These initiatives are poised to make substantial contributions to the ongoing progress in both of these respective fields.

The Global AI Show has become an elite forum, exhibiting an array of notable people from both the global and local artificial intelligence and machine learning domains. A thorough exploration of AI’s revolutionary potential in major sectors such as healthcare, finance, retail, and oil and gas. 

With thought-provoking keynote speeches and panel discussions, the event provided invaluable insights into unlocking new possibilities through AI technologies. Notable highlights included Jamie Metzl’s captivating session on the implications of AI, genetics, and biotechnology revolutions, as well as Dr. Divya Chander’s illuminating journey from brain reading to closed-loop brain-machine interface systems.

Meanwhile, the Global Blockchain Show illuminated the dynamic landscape of blockchain technology, drawing together experts from the web3 ecosystem to share their insights and discuss future opportunities. 

From thought-provoking presentations by visionaries like H.E. Justin Sun, Founder of TRON, to enlightening fireside chats with industry leaders like Dr. Marwan Alzarouni, CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center, attendees were immersed in discussions covering diverse topics ranging from the evolution of the digital ecosystem to the decentralized cloud vision of blockchain platforms like DFINITY.

The interactive presence of Sophia, the world’s first AI-humanoid robot, as the Official Ambassador for both events added a unique dimension, inspiring attendees with the boundless possibilities of AI and web3 technologies.

Various luminaries and experts spoke about advancements in AI and blockchain to come in the next few years. While addressing at the event, Dr. Divya Chander, MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist said that, “Elon Musk is not the first person to find neuronlike, he is just the famous one”. Additionally, Scott Melker stated that, “If I had to choose to put my money in the gaming industry, I would put it in India.”

In addition to the rich conference agenda, the events featured a vibrant startup village where aspiring entrepreneurs showcased their innovative ideas to potential investors and venture capitalists. The launch of the VAP Accelerator further underscored its commitment to nurturing the next generation of AI and blockchain innovators.

A highlight of these events was the resounding success of the Global Blockchain Awards and Global AI Awards ceremonies, which recognized industry experts and leading organizations for their outstanding contributions. Neoki stood out by winning Best Visionary in Crypto of the Year, showcasing their innovative approach in the cryptocurrency realm. Binance secured Best Exchange of the Year, reaffirming its position as a trailblazer. 

At the Global AI Awards, H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for AI, UAE, received the prestigious Global Visionary Award for Pioneering a New Future, while Rashed AlSuwaidi, from the Ministry of State AI, UAE, was honored with the powering advancement of technology award, emphasizing their significant contributions to technological innovation. 

ADNOC Distribution won another iconic award for Best AI Achievement in Energy & Utilities, These achievements underscore the profound impact of visionaries and innovators in shaping the future of blockchain and AI technologies.

Both of the events concluded with an unforgettable afterparty at the luxurious White Beach at Atlantis, The Palm, providing a perfect setting for industry experts and enthusiasts to network, forge new connections, and unwind in a relaxed atmosphere.

The resounding success of the Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show underscores Dubai’s emergence as a global hub for cutting-edge technology and innovation. VAP Group extends its heartfelt gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and partners for their unwavering support in making these landmark events a grand success.

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