With 83% of the business leaders globally believing in the fact that Artificial Intelligence is of great importance to them and their business, the race to harness the power of technology and make machines make lives easier for humans is real and getting intense by the day.

With heavy investments being made in the area of artificial intelligence, AI is not only set to revolutionise businesses across the globe but will redefine the way us humans work, live and play. From conducting expert skill-oriented tasks to taking action on insights generated from big data, AI is fast turning out to be the cornerstone of everything technology.

2016 was a special year for AI as huge advancements were made and leading organisations saw their senior management driving the AI agenda in line with their future goals. Companies seek AI assistance in not only improving their product offering but also in improving their processes, for better interaction with their end users, to identify new business verticals and a lot more.

The 2-day summit will call for a paradigm shift in the way artificial intelligence is perceived and its impact on how a particular ecosystem works for every sector. The summit will not only focus on knowledge sharing but will give importance to live demos, engaging discussions and answering questions that are critical to the advancement of machine learning.

Why should you attend?

Since 1959, MIT SMR has been a forum for business-management innovators from around the world to present their ideas and research.

It leads the discourse among academic researchers, business executives and other influential thought leaders about advances in management practice, particularly those shaped by technology, that are transforming how people lead and innovate. MIT SMR disseminates new management research and innovative ideas so that thoughtful executives can capitalize on the opportunities generated by rapid organizational, technological and societal change.

We also conduct the MIT SMR Big Ideas which are collaborative enquiries capturing the best thinking, reporting and scholarly research on the management implications of one significant transformation in the business environment. The Big Ideas illuminate major changes in the competitive landscape that managers are hungry to understand and that are the chief drivers of management practice innovation as enterprises respond to novel opportunities and threats.

The 58 year old legacy comes now to the GCC region to help it prepare for the future and for growth fuelled by technology and path-breaking innovations. Through our events, we will host names that have redefined boundaries within their domains and will provide a platform for the visionaries to discuss future collaborations.