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Technology & IT | Wednesday 1 May, 2024 9:26 am |

Dubai launches global blueprint for artificial intelligence

Dubai has launched a blueprint for Artificial


Intelligence (AI), a yearly plan that will focus on harnessing the technology’s potential to


improve quality of life around the world.


The plan begins with the appointment of a CEO for AI in each government entity, and will be


followed by the establishment of an AI and WEB3 Incubator, which will develop into the


largest global hub for AI and technology companies. The hub will attract innovators, startups


and AI leaders from around the world and support of development of their ideas into


successful enterprises or real-world applications.


The plan also includes the introduction of AI Week into schools and colleges to help integrate


AI applications into the educational system. This will enable students to develop skills that


align with future market needs such as coding, and introduce them to the latest tools and best


practices in this field.


The blueprint will see the launch of the Dubai Commercial License for Artificial Intelligence,


which will support the development of the sector by attracting specialized companies and


individuals to Dubai, stimulate investments, and solidify Dubai’s position as a preferred


business destination for technology and innovation companies. As part of the plan, land will


be allocated for data centers, which will contribute to the development of world-class


infrastructure that can support Dubai’s digital transformation journey.


His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President,


Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said: “In 1999, we launched Dubai’s digital


transformation, a venture that has continued to achieve milestones leading to the recent


unveiling of the Dubai Digital Strategy last year. Our record-breaking accomplishments have


established us as the premier hub for billion-dollar global enterprises in the technology and


artificial intelligence sectors within the region.”


His Highness added, "In recent years, the evolution of artificial intelligence has accelerated,


presenting numerous opportunities for nations and governments adept at utilizing it, while


posing challenges for those unable to keep pace. This required swift and adaptive action plans


responsive to the rapid changes in technology and artificial intelligence.”


Dubai’s annual plan for accelerating the adoption of AI and implementations across all


sectors is a major component of Dubai’s ambition to become the best city in the world for


technology utilization and the fastest to adopt advanced applications.


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