Seven hundred experts are meeting in Dubai in early November to discuss how breakthrough technologies can bring about change in critical areas such as health, energy and infrastructure. It’s called the Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils; here’s our guide on how to follow it on our digital channels.

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