Abu Dhabi: The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi has signed two agreements with Google. The agreements showcase UAE’s efforts that aim towards advancing the country’s key AI priorities in the fields of research and sustainability.
The announcement was made during an event at the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), where the ITC disclosed the launch of two initiatives, one of them being Project Green Light.
The agreements were signed by Mr. Mohamed Hussain Karmastaji, Executive Director of the ITC’s ITS Sector, and Google’s Mr. Philipp Schindler, SVP & Chief Business Officer.
The agreements state that the parties will cooperate on projects that utilise the power of AI in a manner that improves the quality of life in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and contributes to reducing pollution and enhances the overall well-being of the population through designing, planning and implementing innovative transportation and mobility solutions that meet the present and future needs of society.
Mr. Karan Bhatia, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy at Google, noted that “building AI responsibly must be a collective effort involving researchers, social scientists, industry experts, governments, and the public. There is so much we can accomplish, and so much we must get right together. We’re pleased to collaborate with partners in the UAE on research that will enhance Arabic representation in AI as we pursue sustainable development.”