Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Teleworking Applications, highlighted the importance of adopting advanced technologies in all transactions and improving the UAE’s infrastructure, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to facilitate the employment of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and ensure proactiveness in addressing current and future challenges.
He made this statement during the second meeting of the UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in 2022.
During the meeting, Al Olama affirmed the need to expedite the process of digital transformation and innovation of smart solutions, which will support the UAE’s pioneering model of adopting future technologies.
He also stressed the importance of improving the digital infrastructure and training future generations of talents in AI, as well as supporting the efforts aimed at developing new proactive initiatives and creating a strong digital economy, which will help reinforce the country’s relevant global stature.
The council’s members discussed the expected outcomes of the second phase of the UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, which will involve developing various sectors, and increasing creative competitiveness and comprehensive dependence on AI to complete digital transactions, through using advanced technologies in areas of health, energy, natural resources, blockchain, industry, transport, logistics and tourism.