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news kfas festivalKFAS and 1001 Inventions organising Robotics and AI event

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) in partnership with 1001 Inventions announces a new national festival launching on 9th February 2020 about robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) in Kuwait.

The “KFAS Robotics and AI Festival” is an educational event in Kuwait that is specifically targeting schools, youth and the general public. It is part of KFAS’s drive to advocate a scientific culture across Kuwait and support the government’s vision to transform Kuwait into a commercial, financial and technological hub.

The Festival is an interactive adventure taking audiences of all ages on a journey from smart machines in Muslim civilisation to the modern hi-tech world of robotic, AI and machine learning.

The 6 day event taking place between the 9th and 14th of February features an international range of state-of-the-art robots, hands-on activities, short films, and engaging live shows that enable learning through experience and play, sparking a passion for science and the pursuit of careers in STEM.

Produced by 1001 Inventions, the UK based educational organisation, the festival aims to spark interest and inspire active engagement from individuals, educators and government. It is open to everyone including schools, universities, educators, businesses, academics, governmental sector and the private service industry.

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Visitors will get the opportunity to interact with robots with various abilities such as the world’s best actor robot, the most talented robot piano player; learn a few yoga moves from one of the most flexible robots, enjoy pancakes made by the most intricate robotics arms, learn about swarm robotics technology and their uses in environmental crisis, coding, machine learning and much more.

Schoolteachers and parents from across Kuwait will be invited to introduce the nation’s young people to this inspiring festival.  The interactions and activities within the Festival are specially designed to help youth develop the skills and talents necessary skills for the 21st century and the future job market in Kuwait.
KFAS Festival Guide (English PDF)
KFAS Festival Guide (Arabic PDF)

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9 – 14 February 2020

Sunday 9 February 08:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 21:00
Monday 10 February 08:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 11 February 08:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 12 February 08:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 21:00
Thursday 13 February 08:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 22:00
Friday 14 February 16:00 – 21:00

Salwa Sabah Al-Ahmad Theater & Hall, Safir Marina Hotel

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