The United Arab Emirates adopts a strategy for artificial intelligence “2031”, which was launched in October 2017 as the first mega project within the UAE Centennial 2071, whereby it relies on digital science to reach a future that keeps pace with the ongoing changes through a technological path that seeks from behind it to be the first and the best in the world.
And when the UAE approved in 2017 the “Artificial Intelligence Strategy”, which is the first of its kind in the region and the world, it looked to the future and was not afraid of it, as the strategy came to represent the new stage on which all sectors will depend on to reach a sustainable future that depends on artificial intelligence in services and data analysis at a rate of 100 Percent by 2031 which will enhance innovative government performance, accelerate achievement, create a stimulating work environment and a promising new market in the region, support private sector initiatives, increase productivity, and build a strong base in research and development by investing in the latest artificial intelligence technologies and applying them in various fields of work with efficiency and innovation.
This new start, despite its modernity, is filled with the warmth of loyalty to the late founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God have mercy on him”.
The UAE has made important stages in the process of creating the future on the same approach and is following in the footsteps of the founder in order for the UAE to live up to the prestigious position that he wanted for it and to ensure its achievement, so God wrote to him success and success.
The UAE’s journey towards anticipating its future began early, and it will not be stopped by an obstacle or an emergency event. Rather, the digital march will begin alongside the development of vital non-oil sectors in the country, realizing that digital data is the oil of the future and its realistic means towards enhancing its efficiency and international standing and securing the future of its people.
The UAE is moving forward towards a more advanced and effective future, so it was determined to change the government’s mechanism of action to keep pace with the rapid development in the world of technology, and the beginning was by creating new ministerial positions that included Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Minister of State to deal with the file of advanced sciences within the future government in 2017.
This comes as a continuation of the smart government initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in May 2013.
The UAE strategy for artificial intelligence came to be the first mega project within the UAE Centennial 2071 that aims to outperform the most advanced countries, make smart transformation and complete the transformation of government services into smart in various sectors such as education, energy, transportation, technology, space, and even the field of restaurants and cafes. A cafe in the world that depends entirely on artificial intelligence technology and is managed by 3 robots.
The UAE continued its steps towards digital excellence and smart progress and provided a pioneering model in dealing with the requirements of the next phase by announcing the formation of the “government of fifty”, which came in line with what was announced last December that 2020 will be the “year of preparation for the fifty”, as the vision was It is based on anticipating the future, consolidating the culture of excellence and enhancing the country’s position in the global competitiveness indicators at all levels.
And in line with all these goals, the achievements and creative decisions are followed by the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him” and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him” to consolidate the culture and practices of artificial intelligence in various fields.
The articulated stages in the process of renewed renaissance continue until the UAE reached the skyline and witnessed an unprecedented development and renaissance, which reflected on the well-being of the citizen and strengthened the UAE’s position regionally and internationally in various fields of work.
The time has come for the UAE to reap the fruits of its effort and planning, as it is today at the top of important and vital indicators on a global level, among which are the indicators of digital competitiveness, as it ranked first in the Arab world and the countries of the region as one of the best competitive countries in the world in the Digital Competitiveness Index for the year 2020 issued recently by the Global Competitiveness Center affiliated with For the International Institute for Administrative Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The UAE ranked 14th in the world in the general ranking, ahead of countries such as Australia, China, Germany, France, Japan and Belgium, which is considered a distinguished achievement during the period that the repercussions of Covid 19 are ravaging the world’s major economies.
In this year’s report, the UAE maintained its top position in the first place in the Arab world in all three main axes of the report, which is the technology axis, which it achieved fourth in the world and the 11th globally in the future readiness axis, and it jumped 4 ranks in the knowledge axis.
The UAE leads the Middle East region in innovating smart cities, as the capital Abu Dhabi tops the Middle East cities in the Smart Cities Index 2020 issued by the Global Competitiveness Center, and 14 centers jumped to rank 42 globally, followed by Dubai, 43rd in the world, and second in the region.
The report of the Global Competitiveness Center of the International Institute for Administrative Development in Switzerland stated that the great leap that Abu Dhabi made on the ladder of competitiveness of smart cities is due in the first place to the efforts of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, “may God protect him” and his success in Adopting smart technologies to improve the lives of citizens and residents alike.
In 2018, Abu Dhabi won the Fastest Growing City Award among the best smart city practices in the world, and one year before that, it was able to occupy the first place in the Middle East with sustainable city indicators, according to the most important source for evaluating the performance of smart cities in the world.
Dubai is on the top of smart cities in the Middle East and North Africa, and is globally ahead of Tokyo, Paris, Rome and Brussels in the IMD Index of the world’s smartest cities in 2019.
Dubai entered the digital age early, which qualified it well to be the digital capital of the Middle East.
The UAE continues to consolidate artificial intelligence practices with the vision of its inimitable leadership and provides a model for future governments and artificial intelligence with the hands of its sons and looks forward towards a secure, stable, and sustainable future that preserves the gains of this young country and develops and develops them for future generations in the spirit of the one team that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al said. Maktoum: “Our home is united, our team is one, our vision for the future is united, and the UAE’s journey beyond oil has begun.