In a landmark decision, UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: announced Establishment of the Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology Council (AIATC).
In his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the UAE President promulgates a law establishing the Council for Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies, chaired by Tahnun bin Zayed and vice-chaired by Khaled bin Mohammed bin Zayed. did. pic.twitter.com/S97fTPOQVl
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The move, led by the Abu Dhabi government, will put the UAE at the forefront of the world's artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technology sector.
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Establishing a new era of technological leadership
The brainchild of the UAE government, AIATC is more than just an institutional addition. This represents a change in the UAE's approach towards adopting and nurturing advanced technology. Under the leadership of Sheikh Tahanun bin Zayed Al Nahyan as Chairman and Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as Vice-Chairman, the Council has an important mandate.
“By resolution of the Rulers, His Highness Sheikh Tahanun bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been appointed as AIATC Chairman and His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed as Vice-Chairman.”
Its primary role is to oversee the development and implementation of AI policies, strategies, and research programs. Additionally, the Council’s joint efforts with local and global partners aim to enhance Abu Dhabi’s position in AI, in line with the emirate’s aspirations to become an investment and technology hub.
“The Council will be responsible for developing and implementing policies and strategies related to research, infrastructure and investment in artificial intelligence.”
Similarly, to ensure the efficiency of the council, prominent personalities are also appointed as members. These include His Excellency Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, His Excellency Jasem Mohamed Bu Ataba Al Zaabi, and Mr. Peng Xiao, CEO of the G42. Their multidisciplinary knowledge will ensure the success of this initiative and cement the UAE's reputation for leadership in innovation.
AI strategy: What you need for future prosperity
At the heart of this effort is the fundamental belief that countries and companies without an AI strategy will be caught up in a rapidly changing technology field. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF24) in Davos, Switzerland, Peng Xiao emphasized the critical need for countries to adopt AI strategies.
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He emphasized that as AI becomes more widespread, countries and companies risk becoming obsolete if they do not have such a strategy. This insight raises a very important question. How will the initiatives taken by AIATC shape the UAE's position at home and abroad in a rapidly changing global technology environment? The establishment of AIATC resonates with this sentiment, and the It underlines the UAE's interest in not just keeping pace with the revolution, but leading it.
UAE’s technologically advanced approach
The UAE's journey towards technological superiority is not a new story. The country has always deliberately focused on emerging technologies. This is evidenced by initiatives such as the Emirates Blockchain Strategy, launched in 2018, with the aim of accelerating blockchain adoption globally. The strategy also emphasizes cost-effectiveness, predicting that the UAE will save approximately $3 billion annually through blockchain technology.
To further strengthen its position in the world of technology, the UAE is partnering with leading distributed ledger technology (DLT) companies. A notable example is the IOTA DLT Foundation. I received that license With support from Middle Eastern governments, we established our headquarters in the UAE.
“Finally news: #IOTA is the first licensed and regulated DLT foundation in Abu Dhabi, UAE.”