Sheikh Mohammed launches UAE strategy for artificial intelligence

Dubai ruler says AI applications will generate revenues and provide fresh opportunities for the economy
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
By Staff writer
Mon 16 Oct 2017 06:31 PM

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), a major part of the UAE Centennial 2070 objectives.

The initiative aims to improve government performance and create an innovative and highly-productive environment by means of investing in AI, state news agency WAM reported.

"UAE Centennial 2071 forges ahead now by launching mega enterprises like Artificial Intelligence to lay a sold basis for the coming period," said Sheikh Mohammed.

"We initiated electronic services 16 years go and today we are launching a fresh stage relying on Artificial Intelligence," Sheikh Mohammed added, noting: "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."

He said the UAE seeks to be a major hub for developing AI techniques and legislation, adding that young Emiratis will need to be trained to help meet "our supreme national interests".

Sheikh Mohammed added that AI applications will generate revenues and provide fresh opportunities for the national economy.

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Last Updated: Tue 17 Oct 2017 10:24 AM GST

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