His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the “Program to Attract the Talents of Artificial Intelligence”, which aims to establish a global laboratory specialized in the field of artificial intelligence in the UAE, which includes the best national and international experiences and talents, and provides It has space to work in an advanced environment to develop innovative solutions and groundbreaking projects that serve humanity.
His Highness emphasized that the technology of artificial intelligence has become a main hub for the future industry of countries and peoples around the world, and a key element in the future governments' action plans, and a catalyst for the growth of global markets and new economic sectors.
He said, "The UAE is one of the world's leading countries in enhancing the role of artificial intelligence technology in shaping the features of the future, as it is a pillar of our future strategies and development plans for the next 50 years, and a vital tool for developing work in all areas related to people's lives."
He added that artificial intelligence technologies are not limited to government services, but rather will raise the standard of living of the individual in the UAE.
This came during the attendance of His Highness «the retreat of experts of artificial intelligence», organized by the National Program for Artificial Intelligence, with the participation of more than 350 experts from the government and private sectors in the UAE, to discuss future opportunities and challenges in adopting artificial intelligence in the state, and the role of these technologies in drawing different features Main areas.
His Highness was accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Minister of Cabinet and Future Affairs, Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi, and Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar Sultan Al-Ulama.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said: “Our efforts to build the future of the UAE are based on a forward-looking vision that adopts global trends and developments, supports young minds and promising talents, encourages modern innovations and creative ideas, and adopts advanced technologies. We want the UAE to be the first choice for technology and talent companies specializing in artificial intelligence in the world. We want the UAE to be among the best countries in the world in developing this future sector and investing in its potential. ”
His Highness added: “We welcome the talents of the world in the Emirates to be a laboratory for their innovations, experiences and ideas in the field of artificial intelligence. We want government agencies and private sector leaders in the country to develop partnerships and intensify efforts to provide an incubating and stimulating environment for the development of artificial intelligence. ”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum witnessed the signing of the agreement to launch the “Artificial Intelligence Challenge Program”, in partnership between the National Artificial Intelligence Program and Microsoft, which was signed by the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar Sultan Al-Ulama, and the general manager of Microsoft in the UAE Mr Hashish,
The launch of the Artificial Intelligence Challenge Program comes within the framework of efforts to enhance the government’s partnership with various private entities and global institutions to accelerate the movement to adopt artificial intelligence technologies, build expertise and national talent, to achieve the outputs of the UAE’s artificial intelligence strategy 2031, and enhance the country's competitiveness in future sectors. It also aims to provide the basic infrastructure supporting the testing and application of artificial intelligence technologies.
The retreat of experts on artificial intelligence, the first of its kind in the region, aimed to support the efforts of the UAE government in identifying the most important challenges facing the government and private sectors in the field of employing artificial intelligence technology in the UAE, and the exchange of experiences and experiences to launch initiatives that contribute to accelerating the adoption of artificial intelligence and developing frameworks Organizational necessary to keep pace with the rapidly changing world.
Deputy Head of State:
«The Emirates embraces the best minds of the world in many fields, the most important of which is artificial intelligence.
"We invite the talents of artificial intelligence from all over the world to make the UAE a laboratory for their inventions."
"Artificial intelligence technologies are not limited to government services, but rather raise the standard of living of an individual."
"The retreat of artificial intelligence experts"
More than 350 experts from government and private agencies, international and emerging companies, scientific and research centers and academic institutions in the UAE and abroad participated in the retreat of experts of artificial intelligence, organized by the National Program for Artificial Intelligence, in cooperation with the companies "Ernst & Young" and "LinkedIn". Several groups to discuss the future of the vital sectors.
The retreat started with a brainstorming session, to identify the most prominent challenges facing government and private agencies in the field of adopting artificial intelligence technology in different sectors, and to highlight the additional benefits and advantages provided by modern technological tools in terms of enhancing work efficiency, and improving service levels and quality of individual life.
Participants discussed a set of innovative solutions and new initiatives to address challenges and come up with ideas based on the recommendations of retreat, in order to enhance joint cooperation between the government and private sectors, to provide future infrastructure that supports the UAE’s position and its transformation into a global center for testing and developing artificial intelligence technologies.
Participants in the retreat focused on many sectors and areas, such as health care and quality of life, transportation and logistics and infrastructure, workforce and data, governance and policy, education, defense and cyber security, the financial and economic sector, smart government services, climate change and the environment, the judicial system, And other vital sectors.
The Artificial Intelligence Talent Program provides many advantages and special incentives for talents, including a residence grant system for investors, entrepreneurs, innovators and talent owners to open new horizons for businessmen and innovators, to take advantage of the competitive capabilities of the state in various fields, in order to enhance the position of the state and an attractive investment destination for business .
The initiative also provides an opportunity for government agencies to communicate with the most important minds and global talents, and employ them, to achieve achievements that advance the national economy, and raise levels of productivity and work.
The launch of the program is a key pillar in achieving the outputs of the Emirates artificial intelligence strategy 2031.
The strategy covers eight strategic goals, which include: consolidating the position of the state and a destination for artificial intelligence, increasing its competitiveness in priority sectors by developing artificial intelligence, as well as developing a fertile system of artificial intelligence, adopting it in customer services, improving the standard of living and government performance, and attracting and training talent for jobs Future, attracting world-leading research capabilities, and providing supporting data and basic infrastructure, to serve as a test platform for artificial intelligence, while ensuring effective governance and optimal organization.
Creative skills, tools and ideas
The Artificial Intelligence Challenge program, which extends to three months, targets employees of government agencies in the UAE, and seeks to supplement the efforts of the UAE government with generations of artificial intelligence experts, and empower them with innovative skills, tools and ideas to achieve an advanced scientific and knowledge shift in the coming years.
Entities wishing to participate in the program can nominate their employees with experience in employing artificial intelligence in the areas of developing government services, and preparing innovative programs that employ advanced technologies in finding effective solutions to various challenges.
The first phase of the program includes a set of workshops, meetings, training activities, and brainstorming sessions aimed at exchanging views and experiences, to define a set of challenges facing the use of artificial intelligence technology in the participating agencies.
The second stage includes a business trip to the United States of America, to participate in a four-day "Hackathon", hosted by Microsoft, with the participation of a group of experts and scientists in the field of artificial intelligence and data. This stage will provide an opportunity for participants to develop their future visions and practical experiences in employing artificial intelligence tools, and learn about the successful experiences of Microsoft.
During the third and final stage of the program, the participants will work on experimenting with the solutions that have been programmed and employed in developing services and products, and enhancing the performance of government work in the UAE based on modern technologies.
Attracting global talent
The program for attracting artificial intelligence talents aims to attract international and specialized talents from programmers, university graduates and holders of high degrees in future technology sectors from different parts of the world to the UAE.
The program also focuses on providing the appropriate and innovative environment to support talents in developing their innovations, inventions and projects based on modern technology, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, programming, the Internet of things and self-driving vehicles among others.
Global talent will be employed in companies, initiatives and projects related to artificial intelligence.
1000 sharing requests
The retreat of artificial intelligence experts is the first output of the Emirates Artificial Intelligence Network initiative, which has attracted more than 1000 participation requests since its launch.
The network aims to provide a platform for researching and exchanging experiences in the field of artificial intelligence, and to submit proposals and recommendations to the concerned authorities in the field of planning strategies and drawing plans for building on them in launching new initiatives that accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence.
The initiative is one of the pillars of the work of the National Artificial Intelligence Program, which oversees the implementation of the Emirates Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031. It includes governmental and private initiatives and programs that serve all vital sectors in the Emirates and create new opportunities in the region and the world.