Smart Dubai to help implement AI strategy
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.