15 May 2017

9.30 AM - 1.00 PM

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Technologies have no doubt demonstrated the potential to transform and reshape how we live, whether or not this is good or not is another debate. The fundamental change happened in the 20th century with the introduction of electricity & internet, but in the 21st century the focus and concern is steering towards AI.

The original aim of AI development was to reduce manpower, increase productivity and automation function in various industries. Now AI is used in each and every company where machines are involved and it encompasses technologies like machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), computer vision, machine reasoning, and strong AI.

The rise of AI is something to watch out for in 2017. Its implementations are already apparent in Uber’s use of driverless cars in Pittsburg, USA in 2016, and Tesla’s new models equipped with the hardware for full autonomy. Meanwhile, revenue growth of Artificial Intelligence has increased from USD150 billion in 2010 to USD250 billion in 2015 and its annual growth more than doubled from 20 to 55 percent. This clearly shows the significance of AI and the huge scope it offers for development in the future.

The 7th WIEF-UiTM Global Discourse on Artificial Intelligence will showcase AI’s role in bringing the massive shifts in how people perceive and interact with technology and machines. The Global Discourse will also provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange new ideas between academicians, researchers, professionals, industrialists and students.

Venue: Conference Hall 1, Level 3, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

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9.30 AM Arrival of Guests & Registration
10.00 AM Welcoming Remarks by Tan Sri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid bin Mohd Noordin, Chairman, WIEF Education Trust & Chairman, Board of Advisors, Higher Education Leadership Academy
10.15 AM Speech by the Hon. Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman, WIEF Foundation
10.30 AM Artificial Intelligence and the Future

Panel Speakers:

  • Prof. Zyed Zalila, President and CEO, R&D Director, Intellitech & Professor of Fuzzy Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, UTC Sorbonne University, France
  • Prof. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Director, Institute for Media Innovation, School of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. A. Nijholt, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands & Global Research Fellow, Imagineering Institute, Iskandar, Johor, Malaysia


  • Datuk Munirah Hj Abdul Hamid, Founder & Managing Director, Neuramatix Sdn Bhd & Executive Director & Co-Founder, Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd, Malaysia
12.30 PM Question and Answer Session
1.00 PM Lunch/Informal Networking
(Venue: Conference Hall 2, Level 3, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre)
End of Global Discourse