The Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the second session of Dubai Future Talks organized by the Dubai Future Foundation. The theme was ‘Neuroscience and Cognitive Awareness’.
According to Sheikh Hamdan learning about the latest scientific findings and discoveries across various fields and obtaining the most advanced knowledge that can help meet the essential needs of human beings has become crucial today and given the growing challenges facing the world.
He also said that using this knowledge in the best way to support the nation’s strategic objectives is key for Dubai and the UAE.
The Dubai Future Talks platform offers a fresh perspective on tackling future challenges using the latest scientific advances, boosting competitiveness, and empowering youth pic.twitter.com/OY2c37mwsF
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) May 8, 2018
The aim is to help build the abilities of members of society and motivate them to participate in building the future by sharing the success stories of leaders, businessmen and specialists from across the world.
The Chairman of the National and Reserve Service Authority Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, and Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi and a number of senior officials were also present.
Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Sussex, UK Dr. Anil Seth spoke about cognitive awareness of neuroscience. He highlighted the relationship between intelligence, consciousness and artificial intelligence.
He also discussed the great potential of the human mind which gives humans the ability to be innovative and creative in ways that vary from one person to another.