Dubai: The UAE government has launched the ‘Machines Can See 2023’ summit, an international conference on artificial intelligence (AI) in the region. The event was held at the Museum of the Future in Dubai in a partnership between the Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications Office and ‘Machines Can See’ company. The summit brought together experts from around the world to discuss the future of AI and envision Dubai as a city capable of bringing ideas to reality, which will help the UAE compete in the race to create the next Silicon Valley.
Mr. Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, praised the UAE’s status as the best hub for global conferences in future-oriented and technological fields. The Minister emphasised the government’s commitment to accelerating the country’s digital transformation plans and creating opportunities for new ideas and projects that enhance its leadership in AI. Hosting meaningful dialogues on AI and rapid changes in technology will help the UAE achieve the goals of the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031.
“We are privileged to host the ‘Machines Can See 2023’ summit in partnership with the Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications Office. The name ‘Dub.ai’ reflects the UAE’s supportive environment for innovation and AI advancement for humanity’s benefit. We brought some of the brightest minds in the field to the prestigious Museum of the Future, sharing their powerful vision and knowledge,” Mr. Alexander Khanin, founder and director of Polynome, which organised the summit, commented.
“All cities around the world aspire to become the next Silicon Valley. However, to become that, a city needs to consider the factors contributing to the innovation ecosystem: a combination of talent, capital, private sector engagement, and commercialization,” Mr. Sharif El-Badawi, CEO of Dubai Future District Fund, remarked during the discussion.
The one-day summit, in collaboration with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism and the Dubai Future Foundation, explored current advancements in AI and its applications.
The 2023 summit focused on the future of computer vision and machine learning, with discussions on 3D computer vision, deep learning, generative AI, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and more. Despite the summit’s focus on future-oriented technologies, the UAE’s commitment to digital transformation and AI implementation is rooted in practical applications that will enhance the country’s leadership and contribute to comprehensive societal change.