Dubai's Crown Prince Unveils Ambitious AI Initiative for Technological Leap

Dubai's Crown Prince Unveils Ambitious AI Initiative for Technological Leap

By Staff Writer, 01 May 2024

In a groundbreaking move aimed at propelling Dubai into the forefront of technological innovation, the crown prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum, has introduced a comprehensive artificial intelligence (AI) initiative spanning government, business, and education sectors.

Dubbed the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence, the initiative is a pivotal component of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33, which targets doubling the emirate's economy by 2033.

With a projected infusion of AED100 billion ($27 billion) from digital transformation and a targeted 50 percent increase in economic productivity, the blueprint sets out an ambitious roadmap for leveraging AI.

Key elements of the strategy include the appointment of chief AI officers in government entities, the establishment of a cutting-edge Dubai AI and Web3 campus, and the implementation of AI-focused weeks in schools across the emirate.

Additionally, plans are underway to attract data centers, crucial infrastructure for AI development, and the introduction of a specialized trade license for AI.

Speaking on the initiative, Sheikh Hamdan emphasized the transformative potential of AI in enhancing the quality of life and well-being for Dubai residents.

He outlined plans for dedicated AI incubators and campuses, aimed at fostering a vibrant AI ecosystem within Dubai, and announced the introduction of an annual AI week in schools to celebrate technological advancements.

Underpinning the initiative is a commitment to continuous review and adaptation, ensuring alignment with emerging developments in AI technology.

Sheikh Hamdan reaffirmed Dubai's dedication to its people, asserting that all resources and energies would be directed toward making the city the happiest place on earth.

The launch of this AI initiative marks a significant step forward in Dubai's journey toward becoming a global hub for innovation and technology, positioning the emirate at the forefront of the digital revolution.

Source: Arab News

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