Queen Rania was in Portugal on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, where she was invited to speak at the Web Summit, a global summit of the Internet technology sector. The Queen of Jordan delivered a speech in which she warned of the dangers of misusing or misusing technology.
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Queen Rania invited to attend the Web Summit in Portugal
Queen Rania warned of humanity’s increasing dependence on technology and called for an increased focus on improving the lives of the most vulnerable, in her speech in Lisbon on Wednesday, November 2, where the 2022 Web Summit is currently being held.
“The real progress we need is not better machines, but for us all to be better human beings.”The wife of King Abdullah II said in her speech in English. This is Jordan’s first participation in this global summit, which is the largest technical event in Europe and one of the most important in the world.
Queen Rani, who has 7.2 million followers on Instagram, remembered the numbers for smartphone usage and cumulative hours over the year we spend behind the screen. “I’m afraid we are underestimating the most expensive coin of all time: our time”Queen Rania lamented. The Queen also emphasized the positive side of new technologies, such as when they work to mobilize us. Recent events in Ukraine show how interconnectedness has yielded impressive results of solidarity.
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The Queen of Jordan warns against the misuse of new technologies
Queen Rania urged the public to use more of their life time physically and less physically. She gave an example of her father’s disappearance this year. She would gladly give minutes of her time to see her father again, rather than spending those minutes on other online activities. Finally, the Queen warned of the growing importance of artificial intelligence in our lives.
“The more we delegate AI to decision-making, the fewer choices we make for ourselves. Intentionally or unintentionally, we give up on our own process of thinking and discerning, and that presents a risk.”I explained. “In a world of complexity, we need to sharpen our human power, so that we can choose from imperfect choices and adapt to unexpected demands.”
Queen Rania also participated in a debate moderated by CNN journalist Frederic Bletgen. During the web summit, Queen Rania met with representatives of Jordanian startups present at the global event in the fields of gaming, medical information systems, artificial intelligence, drone-based solutions and video editing. Jordanian startups are participating in this year’s Web Summit as part of Jordan Source, a program initiated at the instigation of Crown Prince Hussein and implemented by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship.