The increasing convergence and affordability of digital, biological and physical technologies will dramatically affect how the Arab world produces, consumes, trades and moves, and it may challenge how we relate to one another and even what it means to be human. The ‘Digital Arab World’ White Paper explores the future of the Arab world with contributions from leading experts across the region discussing topics ranging from the Future of Artificial Intelligence to the Future of Biotechnology and the Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
This white paper is an initial step to identify a regional agenda for countries and leaders in the Arab world for how governments, businesses and societies can work together to design and govern new technologies. The white paper was launched at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in January 2018 by Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, the Chair of the Middle East North Africa Regional Business Council and Chairwoman of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority.
Report by the World Economic Forum
The Digital Arab World: Understanding and embracing regional changes in the Fourth Industrial Revolution0.60 MB