Flashback to “AI Meets Web3” | Exclusive Insights from Participants on Dubai’s Web3 Scene

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The summer of 2023 kicked off the flourishing era of AI and Web3. In 2024, the intertwining narratives of AI and Crypto are posing a new challenge to professionals: how to merge these stories effectively.

Against this backdrop, on April 17th, 2024, from 16:30 to 19:30 (UTC+4), EMC and MoleDAO co-hosted the event “AI Meets Web3: Powering the Future of Decentralized AI” at the Dubai Web3 Summit. This gathering was focused explicitly on AI+Web3 initiatives and showcased the achievements of the DeAI Hackathon 2024 winners, aiming to foster connections between innovators and investors and explore the transformative impact of AI and Web3 on creating a decentralized digital future.

Throughout the event, dozens of leading Web3 & AI entities participated, with hundreds of industry leaders, representatives of well-known institutions, and professional investors from around the world joining the occasion. They discussed future trends, shared cutting-edge information, and established a series of meaningful partnerships.

As the great tide approaches, the future often lies beyond our imagination. We might just be standing at this pivotal moment. This article will take you back to the ‘AI Meets Web3’ event, offering a glimpse into the splendid convergence of Web3 and AI narratives during the Dubai summit

The Complete Chronicle of the ‘AI Meets Web3’ Event

The ‘AI Meets Web3’ event was a full-fledged showcase divided into three main segments of the agenda:

From 16:30 to 17:20, the keynote speeches featured the event host and prominent investors or project leaders from the AI and Web3 sectors sharing their forward-looking insights;

From 17:25 to 18:55, the innovator showcase highlighted the finalists from the DeAI Hackathon 2024, presenting their groundbreaking solutions;

From 18:55 to 19:30, the awards ceremony and networking session recognized the winners of the DeAI Hackathon 2024.

Keynote Speech

The “AI Meets Web3” event commenced with an opening keynote by Herbert, the Head of Asia for the DFINITY Foundation. He welcomed all attendees and briefly outlined the agenda for the event, setting the stage for the discussions and presentations that followed.

Following the introduction, a series of welcome speeches were delivered by prominent figures in the field. Alex Goh, founder and chairman of the EMC Foundation; Coco, Business Development Head at Moledao; TY, a core contributor at Agent Layer; Thomas Yu, co-founder of KNN3 Network; YH, a community advocate for the Blockchain for Good Alliance (BGA); and Frank, co-founder of JarvisBot, each took the stage to share their insights and extend their greetings.

Additionally, Mona Tiesler, Investment Director at Tokentus Investment AG, delved deeply from a venture capital perspective into the integration of the Web3 and AI sectors. She discussed how Web3 infrastructure could unlock greater potential within the AI ecosystem, highlighting the transformative possibilities of this convergence.