Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion Pro­to­col launched

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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.”

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