HH Sheikh Mohammed launches UAE strategy for AI

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence – a major initiative within the UAE Centennial 2071 objectives.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

This is the first such strategy of its kind – not only in the region, but in 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 set 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 sold basis for the coming period,” said His Highness 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 go, 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 AI 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.

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