In pictures: 5 things to know about... Artificial Intelligence in the UAE

Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques will play a core role in the UAE Centennial 2071 project to make it the best country in the world by 2071. Here's how cognitive systems will be integrated into prime sectors
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Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good on February 10, 2015.
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AI will detect and resolve diseases, including cancer, at a molecular level. AI data collection will enable bespoke treatments and drugs. Robots may perform surgeries, which half of UAE residents said in a survey they are comfortable with.

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Teachers will become facilitators as immersive, multilingual AI technology is used in classrooms and students self-learn the curriculum at their own pace. This learner-centric model has already been piloted in Abu Dhabi.

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Face recognition technology and blockchain will enable seamless transition through Dubai airport passport control. Emirates airlines is seeking a self-driving AI fleet for ground support operations, and a new system to train cabin crew.

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Oil and gas

AI will forecast macroeconomic trends, improve well planning, real-time drilling optimisation, frictional drag estimation, equipment maintenance and well-cleaning predictions. AI drones will deliver materials to remote offshore locations.

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Driverless cars have been anticipated since Dubai’s transport authority, the RTA, bought 200 Tesla vehicles. Dubai is aiming to have 25 percent of all transportation trips to be smart and driverless by 2030.