Minister promises robots in UAE schools to put focus on science

Tomorrow belongs to the robots. At least that was the message from industry experts and policymakers at the World Economic Forum’s Summit on the Global Agenda in Abu Dhabi yesterday.Sultan Al Mansouri, the Minister of Economy, promised that the UAE would introduce “robot laboratories in schools, to focus on the importance of science in innovation”, plus an “innovation-related curriculum, in coordination with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, to change how young people think”.Corinna Lathan, the chief executive of AnthroTronix, a technology research company, and who has a doctorate in neuroscience from MIT, expects robots to become ubiquitous. “Robotic and [artificial intelligence] technology is going to be embedded in our daily lives,” she said.A robot, she pointed out, is nothing more than “something that senses the environment and…


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