A.I. AND IT’S IMPORTANCE IN UAE
In today’s rapidly evolving environment, digital transformation and artificial intelligence are ongoing components of a government’s ability to sustain long term development. The scenario today is characterized by disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics, and the internet of things. All these elements are dramatically changing the way we work and live.
THE FOCUS ON AI IN UAE
- The launch of the Artificial Intelligence Strategy in 2017 by the U.A.E. Government, laid the foundation for U.A.E. becoming the world leader in A.I. by 2031. The vision is to expand the use of A.I. across sectors like social and community development, global partnerships, energy, education, transportation, technology, space, etc.
- Setting up an A.I. ministry was a giant step in this direction.
- Further, the U.A.E. program B.R.A.I.N. ( Building a Responsible the A.I. Nation) is aimed at enhancing and reinforcing government initiatives and programs in all sectors.
- The Centennial 2071 project also plans to enable future generations to live happier lives by focusing on education, economy, government development, and community cohesion.
AI IN EDUCATION
Integration of technology with the education system is an important feature that would take care of the future citizens of the U.A.E. Adoption of an A.I. curriculum partnering with technological companies will integrate digital education programs in several schools country-wide. The main aim remains to encourage the population to learn and to cut overheads.
AI IN HEALTHCARE
Plans to use A.I. and robotics to automate procedures and surgeries are in place. During the current pandemic, the use of A.I. applications has assumed even greater importance. Minimizing dangerous or chronic diseases through analyzing data is one of the advantages that arise from the use of A.I. in healthcare. To monitor the permits of residents who leave their homes by using facial recognition, license etc.
AI TALENT & AI STARTUPS
In January 2020 initiatives were introduced to enhance the adoption of A.I. The A.I. Talent Hunt Programme was launched to support A.I. talent and expertise. Extensive support to A.I. startups is an integral part of extending support to such startups.
THE FUTURE OF AI IN UAE
As per a World Economic Forum report from 2018, it is predicted that there will be a creation of nearly “133 million new jobs by 2020in A.I. and Robotics-related fields.”
As is evident, embracing A.I. by U.A.E. will lead to a positive impact on society, businesses, organizations, individuals, and industry. It is foreseen that in the near future we will have humanoid robots as teaching assistants in school!
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