The official unveiling of the France Pavilion's visitors' journey brought over 80 French and international media and 500 sponsors and stakeholders together.
Planet Education by CRI: An immersion in the heart of the infinite space of knowledge
Inspired by WeLearn, the knowledge GPS developed by the CRI's AI teams on the basis of Wikipedia, the Planet Education will offer an immersion in the heart of the infinite space of knowledge. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, whose talents as an explorer are known the world over, will guide visitors in their quick discovery of this rapidly expanding planet.
During this imaginary and poetic journey projected onto a suspended planisphere, everyone will be able to become aware of the countless connections that link disciplines (the arts, science, tech, etc.) and cultures.
Beyond the immersive, brief and sensational experience, visitors will be invited to delve deeper online into topics related to new ways of learning in the 21st century, AI and collective intelligence, participatory science, etc.
"Connecting Minds, Creating the Future"
Read below an extract of the official press release, written by Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The Dubai World Expo - the biggest global gathering of the year - will take place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. This year's theme is "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future," and invites synergies between political, scientific, architectural, artistic, economic players, and so on:
Putting scientific and technical innovation at the service of human progress: this is the ambition that France has wanted to embody since the Age of Enlightenment. Faced with the current pandemic crisis as well as the challenges of the ecological transition, new mobility, and the digital revolution, this ambition today takes on a new meaning and a new urgency.
This is why we wanted the France Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo to be an expression of the wish for this 21st century Enlightment that we will be working to bring about with our sponsors from the 190 countries represented at this major event, in order to make real the slogan chosen by the United Arab Emirates: "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future."
Therefore, the France Pavilion has designed the visitor experience in two parts:
At the Dubai World Expo, France intends to promote its know-how on the international scene. The ambition of the Pavillion during the Dubai World Expo is to highlight France's commitment to building our shared future using political, economic, cultural and social initiatives and actions. French sponsors, stakeholders and talents honoured at the France Pavillion will express their French commitment to building a sustainable society, thus enabling France to defend its new vision of responsible progress.
Photo courtesy: Guillaume Argento