In Dubai, the most important INNOVATION fair IN THE WORLD was held in these days – for the first time in attendance since the pandemic period from Covid -19 began.
“GITEX” – as it is called – brought together thousands of visitors, 1200 exhibitors and more than 300 start-ups from 60 different countries in Dubai, offering “latest generation consumer electronics” products that will quickly transform our way of life and our habits.
The international event was organized by the Emirate – despite the pandemic- to give a signal of economic recovery and activities.
The most amazing curiosities of this 40th edition were the flying car, exhibited in the Etisalat pavilion, one of the two mobile phone operators in the Emirates, which opens up unthinkable scenarios in the mobility sector.
The Hunday Uber flying vehicle can carry up to 4 passengers, making them fly over traffic-congested streets.
The RTA, the Dubai Transport Authority, intends to use autonomous vehicles as soon as possible. Very quickly we will see driverless means of transport on the streets of the emirate and it will be a transformation that will not only involve the road network. Lots of news from sophisticated flight simulators to Virtual Reality stations.
The concept of the point of sale will change, with intelligent trolleys, from fully automated checkout to products that interact with our smartphones and catering with the help of robot waiters.
Even the tailoring is digitized and, making the service personalized clothes.
Robots arrive in the kitchen capable of following orders and learning from commands received.
Hospitals and the concept of visit and care tend to change. You can converse whit Adrian, the blue humanoid, who arrived from London who has artificial and animatronic skin and is able to interact with visitors, managing to sustain articulated conversations.
In the pavilion of the DEWA, the Authority for Energy and Water of Dubai there is also a very interesting robot dog, which became famous for having appeared in one
of the episodes of the successful TV series Black Mirror.
At Gitex 2020 there are not only AI, machine learning, IoT, VR, but also the fastest connection whit 5G.
Italy also presented at Gitex Future Stars its own stand with a dozen of start-ups, physically present, and a dozen virtually. Nicola Lener- ambassador of Italy in the Emirates – believes that the developing of our relations with the United Arabic Emirates and with the whole region is the key to the development of our country in the post-pandemic.