After the appointment of the Happiness Minister, the UAE last week did another first and appointed the world’s first and youngest state minister for Artificial Intelligence (AI), the 27-year-old Omar bin Sultan Al Olama.
Since then, AI has been buzzword around town. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the UAE Strategy for AI, a major initiative within the UAE Centennial 2071 objectives.
This is the first such strategy of its kind in the region and the entire world to promote government performance and create an innovative and highly-productive environment by means of investing in AI and its applications across multiple domains.
The strategy is premised to ensure best utilisation of all resources and invest in all available creative potential that accelerate the execution of developmental projects. “We initiated electronic services 16 years ago and today we are launching a fresh stage relying on Artificial Intelligence,” said Sheikh Mohammed.
AI can be loosely defined as “intelligence as exhibited by machines”, said Eleonore Kressner, associate at Al Tamimi & Company while talking about ‘Artificial Intelligence and Innovative Developments in the UAE’. More info
By Asma Ali Zain (City Editor)/Dubai khaleejtimes.com