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What to remember about Gitex, the Dubai tech show

Today marks the end of the 2022 edition of Gitex, the most fashionable “tech and startup” show in the Middle East, Africa & Southeast Asia. Between flying cars, Metaverse, and autonomous cabs, here is what we remember.

Record participation expected

Outperforming its previous edition, the salon hosted more than 4,500 companies, from startups to large government entities, and 150,000 attendees from 170 countries at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

A showroom of futuristic vehicles

You don’t need to be a car enthusiast to have your eyes full of stars. This week, Gitex visitors were able to see a presentation of the X2 flying car. A safe take-off, flight, and landing for this fifth generation of the “flying car” X2. The company Xpeng, to whom we owe this immersion in The 5th element, also took the opportunity to give an update on the next generation of this little jewel of technology.


And what about the cars that don’t fly? They are not left out since they drive themselves, like the new autonomous cab of Dubai. This technology, called Cruise Origin, should be deployed in the emirate next year.

The Metaverse in the spotlight

This was to be expected. Many players came to showcase their solutions available to the Metaverse. In total, seven different themes were studied, and an event within the event, called X-Verse, took place, in collaboration with… Decentraland. At the same time, Sensorium Galaxy presented, for example, a technology that allows participating in parties in the Metaverse, hosted by DJs animated with artificial intelligence.

A gathering for developers

Another highlight of the show, the GlobalDevSlam, brought together some 8,000 developers to attend conferences with the ambiguous names of JavaTalk, or PyCon (in a nod to the Python programming language), but also to participate in challenges. This was also the opportunity to discover Kautilya Katariya, the youngest programmer in the world.


Published on 14 October 2022

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