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Futuristic Dubai office showcases 3-D printing's potential

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In this Tuesday, May 31, 2016 photo, a woman passes in front of what the United Arab Emirates says is the world's first functional office building made using three-dimensional printer technology, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai's ruler quietly inaugurated the whitewashed buildings last week, not far from the site of a planned "Museum of the Future" that's due to open in 2018. Dubai hopes the project will kick-start its plans to transform the sheikhdom into an incubator for emerging technologies.


Dubai to begin using artificial intelligence in government sector – Tech2

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Dubai will soon be introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its government sectors, a media report said. A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) smart lab will soon begin training government officials to implement AI in a wide variety of tasks that will make lives easier, reported Khaleej Times on Tuesday. The lab, launched on Monday during a workshop by the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) and Smart Dubai Government Establishment, will begin training a batch of 200 persons next month, but will later on be open to researchers, students and the general public, said the report. "To move towards the future, we have to redefine government and embed AI in our services. We have no choice but to embrace technology," said Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director-General of Smart Dubai Office.


Dubai to Use Artificial Intelligence in Government Services, Public Sector

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The Smart Dubai Office and Smart Dubai Government Establishment launched an artificial intelligence (AI) smart laboratory to begin training of 200 people in April and later it will be open for visits to the general public too, the Khaleej Times newspaper reported. "To move towards the future, we have to redefine government and embed AI in our services. We have no choice but to embrace technology … We want to replace call centers and help parents choose schools for their children using cognitive computing," Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr, the director-general of Smart Dubai Office, was quoted as saying by the newspaper. According to the city officials, the artificial intelligence will not replace regular jobs and will not be responsible for the human interactions, but instead will be focused on helping people to fulfill their duties better by performing quick search through the archives and other operations, where the influence of human factor is likely to cause mistakes. Earlier in January, the Japanese Mitsubishi Research Institute said that the introduction of artificial intelligence machines in Japan is expected to create 5 million workplaces by 2030.


Dubai rolls out Master's degree in data analytics

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Dubai: Smart Dubai, in partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has developed a Master of Science (MSc) in Data Analytics programme, Dubai Media Office announced on Monday. The programme, which has secured accreditation from the Ministry of Education, tackles the increasingly influential field of data, which has become the cornerstone of advanced services and smart city transformations around the world, Dubai Media Office said. Described as the first-of-its-kind in the region, the programme is now open for registration until September 30, with the official launch set for the first week of October. The 11-month programme, comprising of 33 semester credit hours, was developed following an agreement signed between Smart Dubai and the Rochester Institute of Technology in Dubai (RIT Dubai) in July 2017. Under the agreement, Smart Dubai developed the main objectives of the initiative and led the charge in securing scientific accreditation for the programme.


UAE government launches artificial intelligence strategy News CIPD

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The UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been launched by vice president, prime minister and ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as the government looks to technology boost workplace efficiency. It is hoped the new strategy – the first of its kind in the region – will speed up the government's performance and "create a conducive creative environment" encouraging higher productivity. The government said it would invest in AI and its applications across multiple domains, with the strategy forming part of the UAE Centennial 2070 objectives. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said that AI was "the new wave after the Smart Government upon which all our services, sectors and future infrastructure will rely on". He added that AI applications would generate revenues and provide fresh opportunities for the national economy.