At GESF, take a trip into the future of education

17 mars 2017 |

“A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.”

As the New York Times will tell you, predicting the future is tough. The paper’s 1920 dismissal of space travel led to a jovial correction as Apollo 11 headed to the moon.

But at the Global Education and Skills Forum 2017, participants will get their own, more realistic, vision of the future. The FutureZone by the Carnegie Mellon University will see demonstrations of how artificial intelligence and technology will transform education.

Here are four innovating reasons to take a step into the future at the Global Education & Skills Forum.

1. Meet a robot learning to write

Writing is one of the most complex actions any of us must learn. Many children face early challenges and it can be a long, slow process. So, what if rather than using technology to help children learn, you flip and teach the technology to write? That’s what Co-Writer aims to do.

The ‘protégé effect’ shows that we can learn more by preparing others – and also understand our own mistakes.

2. Observe ocean acidification in virtual reality

Understanding and visualising something you’ve possibly never heard of isn’t easy. So, a Stanford team has created a virtual ecosystem to show what will happen to our coral reefs if we don’t cut emissions.

Come and join us in the Future Zone by Carnegie Mellon University and watch the ocean absorb CO2, a coral reef degrade, and marine life disappear as the water acidifies.

3. Take a trip to a museum without leaving your classroom

Join the FutureZone at the Global Education & Skills Forum and get your hands on some of the world’s most fascinating museums – from frogs in Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum Natural History Museum 3.4 billion year old tree.


4. Real world solutions, to real world problems

After all that is why we are here at the Global Education & Skills Forum – to find real solutions that scale. Energy 3D gives students the opportunity to design, construct and monitor renewable energy solutions.


The FutureZone by Carnegie Mellon University will take place at the Global Education and Skills Forum 2017, in Dubai on 18th and 19th March.