UAE a global model for AI tech adoption: minister

The UAE is a global model in adopting AI in government work as well as in its future strategies, along with key sectors and government services which will improve the community’s quality of life, the nation’s Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Omar bin Sultan Al Olama said while participating in the “CogX: The Festival of AI and Emerging Technology 2019” in the United Kingdom.

The event was attended by leading government officials, experts and innovators from around the world, as well as academics from the most prestigious international universities, WAM reported.

During the session, attended by over 1,000 people, Al Olama reviewed a series of projects and the accomplishments of the National Programme for Artificial Intelligence, while highlighting the UAE’s experiences and the lessons it offers to other governments.

“The UAE launched an integrated strategy that focusses on developing the nation’s capabilities and benefitting from global expertise, to create advanced technological solutions for government and private sector challenges and develop legal and organisational legislation that comply with the adoption of AI,” he said.

Al Olama also highlighted that the UAE Government is keen to expand its cooperation with other governments and international institutions and companies, in promoting the role of AI in vital and future sectors.

The event, which attracted about 15,000 participants from many countries, and featured 500 speakers from various industrial, academic, government and technological sectors, is a global platform for gathering the best minds to discuss future challenges and opportunities created by AI, as well as emerging technologies to build the future world.

It also focusses on specific sectors, such as the internet, genetics, self-driving vehicles, blockchain, virtual reality and enhanced reality.

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