The General Directorate of Civil Defense in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, during its participation, yesterday, in the activities of the Abu Dhabi Smart City Summit, announced its intention to implement a project to issue smart identity cards for all buildings and facilities of the Emirate soon, through which all technical and engineering information and accident records for each building or facility will be provided. , To be used in the event of an accident, so that the movement is in accordance with the information available.

During the summit, which was opened by the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar bin Sultan Al Ulama, and the head of the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, Mohammed Falah Al Ahbabi, Abu Dhabi Municipality announced its success in converting all its public services to the electronic system. Provided three million customer visits to municipal headquarters, conducting their transactions remotely.

The summit will bring together 750 people, government and private entities, and experts from inside and outside the country to learn about AI projects and the future, and to promote smart infrastructure over two days.

The UAE is keen to provide artificial intelligence solutions that touch the lives of citizens, and at the same time, things that change people's perceptions and perceptions, pointing out that the UAE is working to apply artificial intelligence in a sustainable and not excessive manner.

He said: “We are keen to use artificial intelligence in the best way that will affect people's lives positively, as we currently employ it in the diagnosis of dangerous diseases, in the exploration of minerals and oil, as well as in the development of infrastructure, which applies to the trend towards the establishment of smart cities, which "It relies primarily on data, to address any challenges or provide services to people, automatically and immediately without waiting for actions or decisions that may be right or wrong."

“By 2050, some 6.6 billion people will live in cities, a huge human population that creates enormous climatic and service challenges, for example, water scarcity, quality and availability of medical services, all of which cannot be addressed without AI. “Turning traditional cities into smart cities, through data, can control everything that is offered to humans, and help them and support them to meet the necessary and recreational needs as well.”

Dr Rawda Al Saadi, Director General of ADTA, said: “We are keen to cooperate with all local departments and authorities to launch a number of digital service programs, as part of our plan for full digital transformation using artificial intelligence techniques. "We are currently training the remaining 20% ​​to 100% in the near future."

On the sidelines of the first day of the summit, Director of Operations Department at the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi, Lieutenant Colonel Salem Hashim Al Habashi, confirmed that the Department is launching two giant projects in the field of artificial intelligence: the first is the issuance of identity cards for all buildings in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, while the second is called «Intelligent Decision Making Assistant for Incident Management».

Abu Dhabi has the potential to become a smart city

Ahmed Al Hammadi, Director of Technical Development Department at the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, gave a presentation on the most important Smart City projects in Abu Dhabi.

“AI projects are not new to Abu Dhabi Municipality. We have important previous projects, such as smart lighting, smart irrigation and traffic lights, which are controlled by intelligent systems,” he said. Al Hammadi added: «The most important projects that we have completed recently is the Zayed Smart City project, which is a pilot step for the implementation of the Internet of Things in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as one of the best projects in the world, and therefore was presented during the World Summit of former governments in Dubai, and was able to To be among the top five projects after a competition involving 4,200 projects worldwide.

He pointed out that the Municipality of Abu Dhabi depends in the transition to the format of the smart city on the partners and experts in this field from the private sector and global expertise, pointing out that «the establishment of Mohammed bin Zayed University for artificial intelligence, will make a big difference and make an important breakthrough in the field of smart services».