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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE launches strategy for Artificial Intelligence

DUBAI, October 17, 2017

UAE has launched the Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, which aims to speed up government’s performance, and create conducive creative environment with highly productivity.

Launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the strategy is part of the UAE Centennial 2071 objectives.

This is the first such strategy of its kind in the region and the entire world to promote government performance and create an innovative and highly-productive environment by means of investing in AI, and its applications across multiple domains. The strategy is premised to ensure best utilisation of all resources and invest in all available potential in creative manners that accelerate the execution of developmental projects.

"UAE Centennial 2071 forges ahead now by launching mega enterprises like Artificial Intelligence to lay a solid basis for the coming period," said Sheikh Mohammed, affirming that AI is "the new wave after the Smart Government upon which all our services, sectors and future infrastructure will rely on."

"We initiated electronic services 16 years ago and today we are launching a fresh stage relying on Artificial Intelligence," Sheikh Mohammed added, noting that "we are seeking to adopt all tools and methodologies related to artificial intelligence to expedite and ensure more efficiency for government services at all levels."

The UAE seeks to be a major hub for developing AI techniques and legislation, he said, adding that "our 2071 Strategy is founded on a set of fundamentals, primarily Artificial Intelligence across all our government and private sectors."

The coming period requires qualified Emirati cadres well-versed with artificial intelligence to meet our supreme national interests," His Highness said, affirming that AI applications will generate revenues and provide fresh opportunities for the national economy. - TradeArabia News Service




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