Fourth Industrial Revolution Protocol launched
DUBAI: The Government of the UAE, in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), has launched the Fourth Industrial
Revolution (4IR) Protocol, a key initiative that will establish a regulatory framework for the tools and technologies that are already driving the next wave of human progress.
The Protocol, announced on the final day of the second Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils (AMGFC) in Dubai, includes three main pillars: providing an integrated and secure data environment; formulating the policies and legislation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), and building a unified system of values and ethics to guide 4IR technologies.
Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future and Cochair of the Global Future Councils, said that the Fourth Industrial Revolution Protocol not only consolidates the UAE government’s efforts to adopt 4IR tools and technologies, but demonstrates its commitment to addressing the moral and ethical concerns surrounding them.
“The UAE embodies its leadership’s guidance through its active participation in shaping the future of the world, and developing tools and mechanisms to facilitate
the role of governments in leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s wave of technology and artificial intelligence in order to achieve the best results and ensure that the challenges are met with proactive solutions,” Al Gergawi said.
He added: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s unprecedented technological capabilities require us to change the mechanisms that govern the work of vital sectors. Also, it dictates the need to develop exceptional skills to perform complex functions that require capabilities that exceed human potential. This led to the launch of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Protocol, an initiative by the UAE to provide insights into strategic sectors of the future, and provide a framework for legislation and policies governing the adoption of advanced technologies, thereby enabling governments to provide the best services to their communities.”