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The Museum of the Future is a unique initiative by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum that explores the future of science, technology and innovation. Open to the public for the first time, the Museum of the Future at the World Government Summit is an exhibition that previews Dubai’s permanent Museum of the Future, which will be opening in 2018.

Join us on a trip to the year 2035, where we show how technology could evolve to enhance our bodies and minds, explore what role it might play in our social and family lives, and discuss how it could be used to manage complex social and economic systems.

Towards Tomorrow

Organised by the Dubai Future Foundation as part of the World Government Summit, the Museum focuses on shaping the future of robotics and artificial intelligence and their impact on human life. It also offers a unique interactive experience to visitors by attempting to explore the future of this sector.

Speaking on the eve of the summit, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “Through the World Government Summit, the UAE seeks to provide a platform that opens a window to the future and attracts experts, decision makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to share insights and knowledge about what is good for all of humanity.”

Future Technologies

The Museum has three underlying themes. Firstly, it addresses how robots and artificial intelligence improve human mental and physical capabilities.  The Museum offers a glimpse into NewKnees that give their users superhuman abilities to run and jump.

Secondly, the Museum focuses on the relation between humans and robots, looking for answers to questions like: ‘How does it feel to have robots care for the elderly, and will the relation between robots and humans develop to become similar to inter-human relations?

The third theme showcases how the development of artificial intelligence technologies will affect the management and decision making processes. It seeks to answer questions on how confident we are when it comes to letting artificial intelligence systems manage our own money and select our own careers.