Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) participated in the fifth Future Innovators Hackathon with the Office of the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications.
60 children from public schools took part in the two-day Hackathon at the Museum of the Future. During the Hackathon, DEWA worked to motivate the students to find innovative solutions based on scientific foundations and enable them to design new scientific innovations. This included using voice command technology to convert voice into text and developing safety equipment for workers using Artificial Intelligence.
In the brainstorming sessions, DEWA highlighted the Innovation and Future Shaping Framework, which DEWA developed, inspired by the words of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, who stated, “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it.”
DEWA embedded the words of His Highness into the three main phases of the framework to become ‘Imagine, Design, and Implement’. DEWA provided a brief about the three main phases of the framework and its nine enablers that anticipate and shape the future of the energy and water sectors.
Ms. Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and the Chairperson of the Emirates Schools Establishment, commented that the Future Innovators Hackathon is an important national platform to promote the UAE’s position globally in the areas of innovation, Artificial Intelligence, and other future domains.
The Minister cited that the national education system, thanks to wise leadership, is keeping pace with the future. This is reflected in all the initiatives and projects in the educational sector that aim to improve the skills of students of different academic levels and establish a culture of innovation among them.