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‘Dubai Generative AI Alliance’ launched to build sophisticated technology-based government

Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Future Foundation, said that Dubai continues to strengthen its stature as a global hub for technological innovation with the The emirate provides a vibrant ecosystem for future-oriented technologies to thrive.

He said the Dubai Assembly for Generative AI held from October 11 to 12 at the Museum of the Future and AREA 2071 at Emirates Towers reflects the emirate’s growing prominence in the global technology landscape.

The assembly, organized by Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), had 2,200 attendees, in addition to global consulting firms and technology powers, including Microsoft, Meta, IBM, PwC, Deloitte, SAP, Nokia and McKinsey, among others.

Sheikh Hamdan said: “Artificial Intelligence heralds a new era in human history, and Dubai seeks to be at the forefront of this transformation. The emirate’s unique model for fostering partnerships between governments and businesses is driving its aspirations to become a global leader in artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. This spirit of collaboration also fuels our commitment to turning challenges into opportunities.”

He added: “Today we recognize Dubai’s contribution to global scientific and technological progress and launch partnerships that aim to include everyone in building the future of humanity.”

New alliance

During the assembly, DFF launched the Dubai Generative AI Alliance, a new alliance of global technology companies to help Dubai accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies and build one of the most advanced and effective technology governments in the world. Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of DFF, called on companies and innovators to join the alliance.

Digital concierge

Digital Dubai also announced Dubai AI, a generative digital urban concierge powered by AI. The city-wide digital platform will offer comprehensive information and services, covering health, entertainment, business and education, to all city residents and visitors.

In addition to featuring major announcements and keynotes from global AI heavyweights, the Dubai Assembly for Generative AI showcased how generative AI can empower human creativity.

AI in art

At the Human x AI Music Show, musician and machine came together in a harmonious duet. An 11-year-old Emirati pianist performed live alongside advanced AI, producing melodies both familiar and otherworldly. As the notes flowed, visual art was created in real time, painting an unforgettable multi-sensory story.

$400 billion boom

Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications of the United Arab Emirates, called in his keynote speech for a new approach to how countries govern AI.

He emphasized how the UAE is actively exploring opportunities in generative AI, expanding its scope of application and establishing essential platforms for practical use cases of AI that harness its potential for the betterment of humanity. This underlines the principle that forward-thinking governments are best placed to lead the development of AI and its future applications.

PwC experts described how automation in the workplace is imminent, and it is likely that generative AI will be able to autonomously execute everyday tasks at scale in the next 18 to 20 months. Deloitte named climate action and drug discovery as some of the biggest beneficiaries of generative AI, while McKinsey’s QuantumBlack AI said the banking sector could generate up to $400 billion in additional revenue from generative AI.

Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer, described how the airline is transforming the way it trains its cabin crew by leveraging advanced technologies such as generative AI.

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