Emirates News Agency WAN: Technologies for the Aging Society

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The Metaverse Institute is delighted to be interviewed by Binsal Abdulkader, Executive Editor of Emirates News Agency WAN during the 13th Annual Investment Meeting(AIM Congress) in Abu Dhabi on using technologies to address the aging society.

AIM Congress:
▶Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE, the 13th AIM Congress took place 4-10 May 2023.
▶138 high-level dignitaries including leaders from UN, government ministers, CEOs/Chairmen from investments firms, big tech firms and corporates graced AIM 2024, joining 12,427 visitors from 179 countries.
▶With insights from more than 927 speakers, including industry pioneers, policymakers, and thought leaders, hashtag#AIMCongress 2024 fostered a rich exchange of ideas to drive sustainable economic growth on a global scale.

Emirates News Agency – WAM – وكالة أنباء الإمارات – وام
▶known as hashtag#WAM, is the official news agency of the United Arab Emirates
▶The WAM was established in November 1976. It is headquartered in Abu Dhabi and is part of National Media Council – المجلس الوطني للإعلام
Mohamed Alrayssi, is Director-General of the Emirates News Agency (WAM) and President of the Federation of Arab News Agencies, includes the national news agencies of 18 Arab countries.

⭕ According to International Telecommunication Union, 2.6 bn people are suffering from the digital divide (access to the internet). The radio between younger people, aged 15-24 (94%) and the aged who are 65+ years (74%).
⭕In 2020, the number of people aged 60+ years outnumbered children younger than 5 years. Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will nearly double from 12% to 22%.
⭕The population ageing – started in high-income countries Japan has 30% population over 60 years old). By 2050, 80% of the world’s population over 60 years will live in low- and middle-income countries.

Our Discussion on using technologies to address the aging society:
✅Using AI and Digital Twins to personalise healthcare, preventing people from getting into long term chronical disease such as diabetics.
✅Using AI and robots to support families with caring responsibilities.
✅Develop human digital twins for busy working professionals who can become complementary companions to their aging parents, grand-parents.

📢 The interview is published here:
✴Instagram: https://lnkd.in/e6HSR-YC

❓How can we use frontier technologies to better support our parents, grandparents who gave us life but are aging with each passing day?

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