UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence Launched
Embracing the concept of “Artificial Intelligence” as the future of progress and prosperity, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the Artificial intelligence Strategy for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to a press statement, the Strategy will help the government to further improve efficiency of sectors like transportation, healthcare, space exploration, smart consumption, water, technology, education and agriculture.
AI is the new User Interface (UI) tackling problems both big and small by making interactions simple and smart.
AI can help governments develop preventative mechanisms, for example, to predict traffic accidents and congestion and in developing effective traffic policies.
Governments can also utilize AI to cut costs, with 50 percent potential savings by reducing paperwork and streamlining transactions and interactions.
AI solutions can also cut down transportation and logistics costs and make a significant contribution to GDP, the statement added.
The Artificial Intelligence Strategy consists of five interrelated core areas that serve as stages of development, research, preparation and progressive application of AI technologies in various UAE government efforts.
The main focus of the Strategy would be to support employees in the public and private sectors and allow them to channel their energy into creative work. It will also develop a legal framework ensuring the safest standards for the human and machine working relationship.
The UAE is ideally prepared to adopt AI technology because the government has already built a thorough technology infrastructure over the past two decades.
The UAE was the first country in the region to adopt e-government services which quickly transformed into a Smart Government system in 2013. This was also a first in the region and was part of Sheikh Mohammed’s vision to provide the country with the highest and most efficient services and the best quality of life.
The Strategy will complement and build on the already established Smart Government to achieve tangible progress in all areas of government work and to improve overall institutional performance