As from the 28th to 30th November 2018, Mauritius is said to host the World Artificial Intelligence Show (AI) and World Blockchain Summit. They aim to identify opportunities for the deployment in the different sectors of the country's economy.
Furthermore, during a press conference, at the SICOM tower in Ebene, the minister of Technology, communication and Innovation namely Mr Yogida Sawmynaden, elaborated on the event. The senior economic adviser, Prime Minister’s Office, Mr George Chung Tick Kan; the Group Chief Strategy Officer, Trescon, Mr Sanjiv Singh; the Managing Partner, Trescon Mauritius, Mr Vishal Seeboruth; and, the CEO of the Economic Development Board (EDB), Mr François Guibert, also attended the conference.
The event is said to take place on three continuous days and is being organised by the Ministry of Technology Communication and Innovation, in collaboration with the EDB and Trescon Global. The World AI Show will have as confirmed speaker line-up the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.
Minister Sawmynaden stated that given the fact that Mauritius wants to become an inclusive and high-income country it is important to foster a new generation of technopreneurs who master emerging technologies such as AI and Blockchain.