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8 Sept 2021

UAE will rely on AI to Expedite Government Operations

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Public and private executives from the UAE said that Artificial intelligence (AI) will smoothen the government operations and also accelerate the pace of developments of all the governments as AI’s role increases and becomes more mainstream.

Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem Al Zaabi, director of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence at Government of Abu Dhabi said that “It’s going to be interesting how artificial intelligence will react on smoothing the government’s challenges through adopting the behaviours and with creative model. The ultimate goal of AI is to increase the value of the work, cut the cost, and save time. Therefore, it will accelerate the pace of the developments in all governments.”

Based on present data, effectiveness generated by the AI technology can support Middle Eastern government budgets by up to $7 billion annually which is an estimation according to a study by Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm.
Manuel Abat, partner in the digital and CMT practice at Oliver Wyman said that “Due to the breadth and depth of data availability across sectors and on the citizen-level, AI and other related technologies have the potential to solve many finance and revenue problems that governments face, while driving impact.”

On Monday, September 13, 2021, Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem Al Zaabi will be one of the keynote speakers at the Artelligence forum in UAE that will be organized by their local news portal (Khaleej Times). A number of well-known senior industry executives from the AI sector will speak at the virtual forum to highlight the opportunities and challenges in the new-age technologies, especially artificial intelligence. Among the attendees include ministers, CEOs, chief digital officers, chief operations officers and AI specialists.

The role of AI has also been increasing in terms of improving safety and security of the people and transparency in the government roles.
There is a survey of 21 countries conducted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). The survey revealed that more than half of UAE residents – 52 % to be exact – believe that the impact of AI on their privacy and human rights as an individual is positive that reflects on the person’s safety and personal security, and levels of fairness, choice and transparency.

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