omen, The region’s leading big data analytics company powered by generative AI, received a contract for The National Emergency and Disaster Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) to develop a platform for AI-powered response to humanitarian, medical, emergency and crisis situations, which will support the UAE’s emergency services.
This contract follows the cooperation between the two parties in May this year during the Summit on Crisis and Emergency Management 2023, to improve the UAE’s management of any crisis and emergency situation using AI-powered big data analytics.
The platform, the first of its kind in the world, will take advantage omenThe experience in smart cities and public services to equip authorities with a central command solution for intelligent incident management. Using a comprehensive combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning and geospatial tools such as the digital twin, the platform will enable real-time information sharing during incidents such as fires and natural disasters, enabling better coordination between different humanitarian, emergency, medical and citizens. for rapid response to incidents and to increase the city’s overall resilience and recovery.
Using computer vision and other city data sources, the platform will provide emergency services with a wealth of real-time information, combined with collaboration and communication tools, to use during an incident.
Additionally, the platform can also integrate with digital medical records so that medical services are better prepared to help individual patients and improve outcomes.
Overall, the profound benefits of the platform can be used in countries and areas prone to natural disasters. The platform can be replicated and deployed globally. Additionally, the platform can easily accommodate private companies and partners who can improve the quality and depth of data, resulting in even better efficiencies.
The platform’s capabilities will go beyond simply addressing crisis situations. It will work in the background to provide a threat prediction of any potential secondary incidents that may occur and monitor overall progress in response. Once an incident is resolved, the platform will use data mining to assess the incident, analyze future risks, and issue comprehensive reports on metrics related to the incident so that they can be used to guide response to future incidents.
Outside of active incidents, the platform can provide relevant entities with comprehensive monitoring of risks and resources within an urban area.
AI analytics can be used to provide risk assessment for specific threats during normal operation and to train services in simulated scenarios. For initial deployment, omen will integrate solutions for major emergency services in the UAE and will, in the future, be expanded with advanced capabilities for additional monitoring and incident capabilities.
Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity, UAE Governmentsaying:
“This AI-powered platform will equip the country’s emergency services with intelligent analytics and, in turn, make the UAE a safer place to live. Underpinning this platform is a robust data security infrastructure that is essential to ensure data security and authenticity.”
Ali Rashid Al Neyadi, Director General of NCEMAsaying:
“Such a platform is the need of the hour not only here in the UAE but across the world. Coordinating emergency services to respond to an incident can be a challenging task, especially when dealing with natural disasters such as those witnessed in the region lately, especially when the response involves multiple different service arms. The platform will support brave first responders by creating a comprehensive and collaborative data platform that can provide them and their handlers with the right information at the right time, resulting in better efficiencies.”
News source: Emirates News Agency