Smart Dubai to help im­ple­ment AI strat­egy

The Gulf Today - Business - - UAE -

DUBAI: The Smart Dubai Gov­ern­ment Es­tab­lish­ment (SDG), Smart Dubai’s tech­ni­cal arm, has or­gan­ised a work­shop to pro­vide train­ing for Dubai Gov­ern­ment in­sti­tu­tions about best prac­tices in ar­ti­icial in­tel­li­gence in or­der to catal­yse smart trans­for­ma­tion in the emi­rate.

The work­shop was part of the Ar­ti­icial In­tel­li­gence Roadmap and Lab­o­ra­tory launched by Smart Dubai in March of 2017. It is the sec­ond of its kind and is or­gan­ised in col­lab­o­ra­tion with IBM. Seven Dubai Gov­ern­ment in­sti­tu­tions took part, two more than the ive en­ti­ties that took part in the irst edi­tion or­gan­ised by Smart Dubai in July 2017.

“Ar­ti­icial in­tel­li­gence is an es­sen­tial part of Dubai’s smart trans­for­ma­tion,” said SDG’S CEO, We­sam Lootah. “It has be­come all the more im­por­tant as an en­gine for na­tion-wide smart trans­for­ma­tion fol­low­ing the launch of the UAE Strat­egy for Ar­ti­icial In­tel­li­gence, part of the UAE Cen­ten­nial 2071 ini­tia­tive, an­nounced by His High­ness Sheikh Mo­hammed Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, Vice Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter of UAE and Ruler of Dubai,.”

“When we launched the Ar­ti­icial In­tel­li­gence Lab­o­ra­tory back in March,” Lootah con­tin­ued, “we wanted it to be a train­ing plat­form al­low­ing par­tic­i­pants to hone their Ar­ti­icial In­tel­li­gence-re­lated skills, as well as a space to ex­per­i­ment with Ai-pow­ered pro­to­types for gov­ern­ment ap­pli­ca­tions and ser­vices. Since the launch, we have suc­ceeded in iden­ti­fy­ing a range of sce­nar­ios to im­ple­ment the tech­nol­ogy in gov­ern­ment, im­prove ser­vices and meet the aspi­ra­tions of our lead­ers to make Dubai the hap­pi­est and smartest city in the world.”

The main ob­jec­tive from the work­shops is to de­velop ca­pac­i­ties of gov­ern­ment teams tasked with im­ple­ment­ing the Ar­ti­icial In­tel­li­gence Roadmap to im­prove ser­vices. The work­shop reines par­tic­i­pants’ skills, en­hances their knowl­edge and helps them de­velop bet­ter cloud com­put­ing ser­vices and ap­pli­ca­tions.

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