AI to accelerate digital transformation: UAE Minister


The UAE is embracing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and tools across various sectors to accelerate the digital transformation process, boosting performance standards and competitiveness, the UAE's Artificial Intelligence Minister has said.

Omar bin Sultan Al Olama made the comments during a meeting of the UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain held at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in Dubai. 

Al Olama said that the UAE government attaches great importance to keeping pace with global advancements to proactively address opportunities and challenges. The commitment entails fostering collaboration among diverse government entities, with the overarching objective of expediting the UAE's digital transformation. By embracing digital best practices and harnessing the potential of technology, the UAE aims to forge new opportunities and design innovative models that lay the foundation for a sustainable economy.

The UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain is currently focusing on the activation in the second phase of its work, which aims to adopt AI initiatives to employ AI in government entities, develop AI systems, and increase the UAE's competitiveness in priority sectors through the development of AI-powered customer services, in a way that contributes to improving the wellbeing, enhancing performance, and establishing an effective legislative and regulatory environment.

The meeting addressed the challenges associated with data sharing and emphasised the importance of unifying efforts to share data securely. The meeting also highlighted the significance of unifying specific initiatives within the environment and sustainability sector, in line with the Year of Sustainability 2023 declared by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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