Abu Dhabi: The UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transactions recently had its first gathering in 2022, organized virtually.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Teleworking Applications, emphasized that the UAE’s advanced infrastructure offers a conducive environment for driving digital transformation and an incubator for innovating AI-based solutions.
The Minister elaborated that such infrastructure supports the strengthening of the UAE’s position as a leading global role model in adopting future technology and digital solutions that help boost performance levels and improve quality of life for citizens and residents.
The UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transactions strives to considerably increase the adoption of Artificial Intelligence technology and digital transactions in various fields, encourage the exchange of knowledge and experiences, attract top local and global talent and expertise and propose policies to facilitate establishing an environment conducive to innovation and research.
THE 1ST INTERACTION OF 2022
Apart from various Officials from the UAE’s eGovernment Departments and Digital Authorities, other dignitaries who took part at the virtual meeting included;
- Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Director General of the Sharjah Department of eGovernment
- Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, Director of Fujairah’s eGovernment Department
- Younis Haji Al Khoori, Under-Secretary of Ministry of Finance
- Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary at Ministry of Health and Prevention
- Sharif Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for Energy and Petroleum Affairs
- Mohammed Al Mualla, Undersecretary for Academic Affairs of Higher Education at Ministry of Education
- Abdulla Al Saleh, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and
- Mohammed bin Taleya, Head of Government Services for the UAE Government
During their virtual interaction, the Council members reviewed the outputs of the first phase of the Council’s agenda, which included the graduation of more than 260 AI experts from a specialized program, developed in cooperation with Kellogg College at Oxford University, in addition to intensifying research efforts and increasing the number of specialized AI laboratories in the UAE.
The members also deliberated on the Council’s future initiatives and plans, highlighting efforts to promote the utilization of technology and digital solutions in government transactions to improve the efficiency of government services.
The Council’s sub-committees presented their implementation plans, their key objectives for the next phase, and the proposed success indicators, as over 60 initiatives were approved for implementation through the sub-committees during the Council’s second session.