UAE Cabinet adopts National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031

  • Sunday 21, April 2019 06:02 PM
  • UAE Cabinet adopts National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031
Sharjah 24 – WAM: The UAE Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, adopted the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031 during its meeting at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. The Cabinet meeting was attended by Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
The National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031 aims at positioning the UAE as a global leader in artificial intelligence by 2031, and to develop an integrated system that employs artificial intelligence in vital areas in the UAE.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said that the UAE is moving ahead with its vision and aspirations through a well-defined plan for the UAE Centennial 2071. "We have launched a national strategy for artificial intelligence to make an integral part of our business, our lives and our government services." His Highness asserted that the UAE is ready to embrace technological advances and seeks to employ modern technology to enhance the quality of life.

The National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031 includes eight strategic objectives, a number of initiatives, along with a number of initiatives aimed at employing artificial intelligence in vital areas such as education, government services and the community wellbeing. The strategy implementation is overseen by the Emirates Council for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transactions, in coordination with a number of local and federal entities.

The eight objectives include: reaffirming UAE’s position as a global hub for artificial intelligence, increasing the competitive edge of the AI sector in the UAE, establishing an incubator for AI innovations, employing AI in the field of customer services to improve the quality of life, attracting and training talents for jobs of the future, attracting leading research capabilities, providing a data-driven infrastructure to support AI experiments, and optimising AI governance and regulations.