UAE cabinet unveils 10-year AI strategy

The UAE has adopted a new national AI strategy in the hopes of establishing a brand of artificial intelligence within the nation.

The UAE’s Cabinet has unveiled a new ‘National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031’ which aims to position the UAE as a global leader in AI technology deployment.

The new strategy is comprised of eight objectives, some of which include: employing AI in customer service, establishing an incubator for AI development and innovation, training and attracting new AI talent and research capabilities, and improving existing infrastructure to allow for more efficient AI experiments.

Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, stated: “We have launched a national strategy for artificial intelligence to make it an integral part of our business, our lives, and our government services.”

The UAE aims to establish itself as one of the global key players in artificial intelligence by enabling the country to be a test platform for AI whereby it will provide enhanced services and training programmes.

The first phase of the plans aims to focus on resources, energy, transportation, tourism, logistics, hospitality, health care and cybersecurity. Other areas that will be covered by the strategy include: space, renewable energy, water, education, traffic and the environment.