The 2019 conference will challenge current thinking about artificial intelligence in education to deliver a journey in the making outcomes.

A BIG BANG between the world's finest thinkers and doers in education, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cognitive science and, learning technology.

A DREAM TEAM assembled for thoughtfully reconciling opposing narratives of fear and hope.

A MAN-and-MACHINE solution framework to be catalyzed for improving the state of humanity.




leveraging technology for learning-centric education

How do we craft the future of learning?

Gamification; Personalized-learning, etc.


The impact of technology on learning & attention

How does technology affect the efficiency and effectiveness of learning?

Focus; Reading time; Impact on socialization, etc.


Ethical and inclusive technology design

How do we prevent societies from being left behind?

A.I. safety; Algorithm bias; Who designs A.I., etc.


Skills for an A.I. future

How do human careers evolve?

Skills needed to create & use A.I.; Machine-human learning together etc.


policy panel

A.I.: Who is in control? Changing the narrative and politics around A.I. in education, intellectual property and data insecurity.


hacking humans - merging biotech and infotech

How do we utilize platforms for personal growth?

What is human self-actualization in a world of A.I.? What should humans do that machines can't? How do we become life-long learners to find our purpose?




Stavros N. Yiannouka is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), a major initiative of Qatar Foundation dedicated to building the future of education through debate, dialogue and purposeful action.

Before joining WISE, Stavros was Executive Vice-Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (2005-2012). At the LKY School he spearheaded the implementation of an ambitious growth strategy he helped develop as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Stavros is the co-author, with Kishore Mahbubani, et al. of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy: Building a Global Policy School in Asia (World Scientific, 2012).

Stavros worked at McKinsey & Company from 2000 to 2005, serving private and public sector clients in Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea and Canada, predominantly in the financial services, healthcare and education industries. From 1995 to 1998, Stavros practiced corporate law in the City of London with the firms Gouldens, and Mayer, Brown & Platt. He holds an MBA (with Distinction) from the London Business School, an LLB (with Honours) from the University of Bristol, is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and an Adjunct Professor and Senior Advisor at the LKY School.

Stavros Yiannouka, CEO of WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education)

Yao Zhang is the founder and CEO of RoboTerra Inc. She has been working in the education and technology field for more than a decade. RoboTerra, recognized as the annual "Star Company" at the 2014 World Learning Technology Summit and a "Top 30 Innovations Company in 2015 SVIEF", provides a cloud-based learning solution connecting educational robots built by students and respective course modules, which allows students a rewarding and fun learning experience. A Columbia University alumna, Yao was recognized for her great entrepreneurship, contribution and leadership in robotics and education, as a "Top 25 Women in Robotics in 2015" by RoboHub, and most recently honored as a 2016 Young Global Leader by Davos World Economic Forum, an Innovation Ambassador by the United Nations (UNCTAD), a Global Future Council AI & Robotics Committee member and one of "7 Women in AI & Robotics" by major tech media.

Yao zhang, CEO & Founder of RoboTerra




Teachers. Administrators.  Policy Makers

Talk to experts on the future of Machine & Deep Learning

Experience A.I. technology as a tool for the classroom

A.I. practitioners

Roboticists. Engineers. Product Managers. Designers. 

Deepen your understanding of mindset development and impact of your work

Join a community to improve existing education solutions 


Explore your future in A.I. 

Have fun with our robots.



Be a part of our community and have your voice heard. we want to know your thoughts on Education and A.I. Grow ideas and shape thoughts with us as a speaker, attendee, workshop coordinator or volunteer. 

To join the 2019 Curiosity Conference, let us know who you are. Our team will contact you with further details.