Dubai is set to host a major robotics event later this month.
The First Global DXB Challenge will gather creative young minds in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) from more 191 countries around the world.
It will be held for the first time in the region from October 24-27 at the Festival Arena in Dubai.
We look forward to welcoming here in Dubai more than 1,500 of the world’s brightest young minds from 191 countries on October 24th, as part of the 2019 @F1RSTGlobal challenge, a robotics and Artificial Intelligence championship. pic.twitter.com/J0dcE048Hz— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) October 12, 2019
The previous two competitions were held in Washington D.C. and Mexico City.
Each year, the event addresses one major challenge facing the planet and encourages participants to solve the problem through teamwork and innovative thinking.
This year, the focus is on preserving oceans and tackling marine pollution.
Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, spoke to ARN News.
The UAE won the bid to host the challenge at the 7th World Government Summit in Dubai last February.