His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, stressed that “the UAE represents a successful global model in designing the future and preparing for its changes, and that the UAE has become under the guidance and visions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the State The Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai is a global center for developing artificial intelligence technology. ”
Dubai Crown Prince:
“Dubai continues to work to implement the leadership’s vision by anticipating changes, preparing for challenges and planning for the future.”
"The Emirates is a successful global model in designing the future and preparing for its changes."
His Highness said: “Dubai continues to work to implement the leadership’s vision based on anticipating changes, preparing for challenges, proper planning for the future, and optimal employment of national capabilities, and empowering them with tools of technology, science and knowledge to achieve one number in all fields.” His Highness pointed out that the UAE’s pioneering experience, and what It has achieved qualitative achievements over the past years, and in the face of the repercussions of the outbreak of the new Corona virus, it represents an inspiring success story in adopting future planning and investing in the energies of youth, empowering the minds and talents and involving them in the comprehensive development efforts.
This came during his attendance as part of the activities of the second session of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AiEverything), which was held yesterday, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the Dubai World Trade Center, and hosted an elite It is government officials, executives, experts and specialists from the UAE and abroad.
The "World of Artificial Intelligence" conference, organized by the National Program for Artificial Intelligence and the Dubai World Trade Center, is the first specialized international event to be held at the regional level, after the success of the UAE and Dubai in curbing the spread of the "Covid-19" virus, through a set of precautionary measures And health aims to maintain the safety and health of members of society.
The conference aims to explore the future of artificial intelligence technology, review the ways to use its tools and applications to create a qualitative and positive shift in all sectors, and study the challenges and opportunities to create future economic sectors. To exchange successful experiences and experiences in the fields of future technology.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended a special session within the conference activities, during which the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Teleworking Applications, Omar Sultan Al-Ulama, reviewed the most important achievements that have been achieved in the field of artificial intelligence in the UAE during the past years, He also announced the launch of a set of initiatives to support the artificial intelligence technology sector and national talent, and encourage it to contribute to strengthening various sectors, government, economic and technological services.
Omar Sultan stressed the scholars, during his speech that “the government of the UAE continues to employ and provide all available resources to meet current and future challenges, and support efforts to develop innovative technology-based solutions to keep pace with changes in various fields, including contributing to achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , By enhancing the state’s position in this future sector, developing its research and scientific capabilities, and shifting from an importing country of artificial intelligence technology to a world leader in developing and exporting advanced technologies.
He pointed to the UAE government’s keenness to build an integrated system for artificial intelligence, by supporting various sectors to develop advanced work mechanisms that enable them to implement their future strategies, and to enhance them through building specialized capabilities and competencies, in order to accelerate the development of new solutions based on technology, and keep pace with the coming waves of change At an accelerated pace.
A new step
During her speech to the conference, Minister of State for International Cooperation Affairs, Director General of the Expo 2020 Dubai office, Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, confirmed that “the UAE has developed a successful experience in dealing with the challenges that the world witnessed during the past months, through its forward-looking vision, leadership and location As a leading regional and global destination in various sectors, especially economic, future and technological, its position as a forum for civilizations and cultures and a bridge for communication between countries and peoples ».
Al-Hashemi said, “Organizing the World of Artificial Intelligence Conference in Dubai with the beginning of life gradually returning to its normal state, constitutes a new step on the way to (Expo 2020 Dubai), and confirms the UAE’s ability to keep pace with global changes and its readiness to future challenges, thanks to its advanced infrastructure, And the distinguished efforts of our national cadres, and their insistence on continuing work and achievement while committing to protecting society and building a better future. ”
For his part, the Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, affirmed, "the great attention that the authority attaches to accelerating the use of artificial intelligence in the health care sector, in line with the leadership's vision in harnessing modern technologies to serve patients."
During his speech to the Artificial Intelligence Conference, Al-Qatami reviewed the importance of using this technology in medical examinations, diagnosis and treatment, including major and minor surgeries, and artificial intelligence is also used as a tool to support decision-making and in dealing with daily administrative processes.
He pointed to the great role that artificial intelligence technology played during the "Covid-19" pandemic in supporting the capabilities of the Dubai Health Authority, its resources and services, pointing out that the use of artificial intelligence in health care services will enable it to provide distinguished services to patients and members of society in general, and what contributes to Realizing the authority’s vision to reach a healthier and happier society.
For his part, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai, Dr. Abdullah Al-Karam said, “The world has witnessed great changes during the past months at an accelerated pace, and that technological readiness for many countries and the UAE in particular has formed a critical element in bringing about major transformations that accompany those Variables.
He pointed out that technological readiness enabled various sectors to face the challenges of the stage, for example, the education sector managed to easily switch to a distance learning model, which provided new opportunities and a different learning experience for school students in the country, stressing that technology has played a fundamental role in promoting human communication, and that The rapid advancement in applications of artificial intelligence in the future will make societies more able to enrich and enhance their human values and lifestyle remotely.
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
In addition, Omar Sultan Al-Ulama announced during his keynote speech the launch of the "Artificial Intelligence Laboratory", the first of its kind in the UAE and the region, with the aim of providing high-performance computing capabilities to all innovators and researchers, and providing them with the necessary support in the areas of developing artificial intelligence technology using infrastructure. For the laboratory, which is one of the best in the world.
The laboratory aims to support the vital sectors associated with artificial intelligence technology, by providing an advanced and free platform that hosts a group of artificial intelligence projects, with the support of the artificial intelligence office in the Emirates government, which oversees the implementation of the national strategy for artificial intelligence 2031. He said that the «Artificial Intelligence Laboratory , Represents a new stage in the UAE’s march in developing the system of research and technological applications, in addition to building and enabling the capabilities of national talents and specialized competencies in the field of artificial intelligence », confirming that the laboratory will contribute to a vital role in providing a high-capacity computer infrastructure designed to accelerate artificial intelligence research, And support the publication and application of its various solutions with the various government agencies in the state, and it will be available for researchers, academics, data scientists and developers of artificial intelligence software in the government and private sectors with the support of the Office of Artificial Intelligence.
The scientists also announced the launch of the "AI code hub" initiative, to provide a platform that brings open source projects in the field of artificial intelligence, from various developers, business leaders, research and academic bodies in the UAE, which contributes to the development of the technological development system and the adoption of artificial intelligence . The platform, which is supervised by the Office of Artificial Intelligence in the Emirates government, aims to support innovative ideas and local and international talents to develop new projects that employ advanced technologies to advance the vital sectors, and that contributes to achieving the outputs of the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031, and enhance the position of the country to become one of the best countries in the world in The field of adopting artificial intelligence. He said: “CodeHub platform will contribute to highlighting the various projects of different source that are being developed in the UAE, and provide support to developers to overcome the challenges related to the ease of implementing these projects and their application, especially that many of them are developed by students and pioneers. Business and start-up companies, which require support in the early stages to accelerate their implementation and benefit from them, which contributes to encouraging developers and users to adopt this software and make optimal use of it. ” The platform is characterized by its ability to bring together open source projects related to artificial intelligence in one destination, and to provide space for cooperation between developers and various government agencies, international companies and international institutions. The platform will facilitate communication between the various parties to speed up work and employ available resources.
Code Hub platform
The CodeHub platform for artificial intelligence currently includes many projects that have been developed by the United Arab Emirates University, New York University Abu Dhabi, and many research and academic bodies in the UAE and abroad. Several programs will be launched within this initiative, with the aim of attracting artificial intelligence experts from around the world, and sharing their innovative projects.
The Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications announced a project to be developed in cooperation between the Office of Artificial Intelligence and several government agencies, in partnership with a number of scientific institutions and research centers in the field of developing autonomous vehicles, using the latest artificial intelligence systems that keep pace with technological developments in Several major sectors.
He pointed out that these systems will be developed in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, to form new solutions that contribute to increasing dependence on self-driving vehicles in the future, accelerate the adoption of modern technologies, and encourage innovative ideas, and work is being done to study appropriate legislation, in cooperation with the relevant legislative bodies in the country, to ensure Commitment to the highest safety and security standards in various aspects of the project.
The Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Omar Sultan Al-Ulama discussed an innovative project, which uses artificial intelligence technology to protect wildlife in the UAE using new technologies that contribute to supporting environmental sustainability efforts, and providing data and information to government and private agencies concerned in this field, This project is being developed in cooperation with Emirates Airlines using the latest global innovations in image analysis, visual technologies and data collection.