A World Of Tomorrow Reimagined .
Conference Dimensions .
A Symbiotic Future
Artificial intelligence is not new: the earliest known rudimentary AI was developed by the Egyptians to multiply two numbers. But the recent mergers of evolving technologies with medical science, genetics, and engineering have created a powerful symbiosis of human and artificial intelligence that challenges the notion of humans as supreme beings. It is predicted that within 20 years, AI will be billions of times smarter than humans and that our survival as a species will be predicated on our ability to merge with machines.
A Balanced Future
We all bear an ethical responsibility to ensure comprehensive, balanced, and sustainable economic and social development for a global population. We therefore look toward the future to promote durable common prosperity and nities to eliminate poverty while minimising environmental abuse.
An Unknown Future
Despite posing the most courageous and discerning questions, there can be no denying the reality that the future – even tomorrow –remains intrinsically unknown. Will this be a safer future for us? How should adults reared in yesterday’s world approach the task of raising children for an unknown future? This dimension seeks to find hope in navigating an unseen and unknown terrain.
An Expressive Future
Our world would be unimaginable if not for the philosophers, artists and musicians who have upturned the debate on what constitutes society, culture, expressive arts and valued social behaviour – and thus reshaped our minds and our behaviour. Visionary leaders and social movements have brought together diverse cultural beliefs and have succeeded in establishing a new social contract for an expressive future.
An Inclusive Future
An inclusive world will embrace unity through diversity and recognise that differences based on race, colour, religion, beliefs, social class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, and disability have no place in an open society. An inclusive world will identify and remove barriers to achievement and fulfilment. Creating an inclusive future calls for a review of directions being set by both governments and societies across the world.