Abdulla Alsaleh, undersecretary of UAE Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade, has announced on his LinkedIn profile that he has been selected as a member of the Artificial Intelligence Council, which is chaired by UAE’s Artificial Intelligence Minister Omar bin Sultan Al Olama.
The council has been put together to identify how and where AI can be deployed in the UAE government. It will also examine what kind of supporting infrastructure is required and how it can be incorporated at different levels of education.
According to Alsaleh, the formation of the AI council was one of five themes outlined in the government’s AI strategy launched last October.
He said, “I am proud to have been selected as a member of the Artificial Intelligence Council. The goals of the AI strategy include crash prevention and the reduction of traffic, disease prevention and increased forestation. AI plays a central role in building the future of UAE.”
During the council’s first meeting earlier in the year, the discussion was around the government body’s objectives and role in implementing the UAE Strategy for AI.
At the meeting, AI Minister Al Olama said, “Guided by the directives of its wise leadership, the UAE has embraced innovation and forged strategic international partnerships, to present bold new scenarios where AI will play a vital role in building the future. The UAE is prepared to handle this breakthrough technology and incorporate it in a clear, forward-thinking and long-term strategy, to advance all its vital sectors, in line with the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071.”