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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.


Robots, AI to soon help people access government services in Dubai

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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. The lab, launched 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.


Gitex to highlight 1.6trn smart city opportunity

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The impact of the Internet of Things on Smart Cities could reach 1.6 trillion by 2025, according to experts set to speak at the Gitex Technology Week, the region's largest annual IT trade fair, in Dubai, UAE. The opportunities include 800 billion in transportation and 700 billion in healthcare, they added, citing a recent report by the research firm McKinsey Global Institute. The 36th edition of Gitex Technology Week runs from October 16 to 20 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Since its launch in 2014, with a mandate to make Dubai the happiest city on earth, enabled by smart technology, Smart Dubai has completed the first phase of its city transformation. Other significant milestones in the past year include: completing phase one as the first pilot city for the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union global Smart City index, and announcing the Smart Dubai Platform, the "digital backbone" of the city.


UAE launches artificial intelligence scanners to monitor paid parking lots

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The UAE's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the launching of artificial intelligence-equipped smart devices to monitor Dubai's paid parking zones. According to Gulf News, the devices will be mounted on RTA vehicles allowing officers to just drive around the paid parking lots, and the scanners will automatically detect parked cars with expired parking tickets. "The system will step up the efficiency of monitoring and enforcement, and reduce the potential errors in filing offences. The introduction of such smart systems in the RTA underlines its commitment to keep pace with Dubai Government's transition to a smart government, which is part of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence," Maitha Bin Adai, the CEO of the Traffic and Roads Agency at the RTA told the newspaper. She added that the system will help reduce human error and cut down disputes over parking fines.


GITEX to showcase power of Artificial Intelligence

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Dubai: Artificial Intelligence-powered services, such as customer call management system and drone-based statistician, will be showcased at Smart Dubai's pavilion of 59 government and private establishments at the GITEX Technology Week 2018, which begins on Sunday. Running till Thursday at Dubai World Trade Centre, GITEX will feature the establishments exhibiting their latest smart services to the public. Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, director general of Smart Dubai Office, said: "Since its inception, Smart Dubai has been on a mission to implement the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into a full-fledged smart city and make it one of the happiest in the world. His Highness has also called on all stakeholders across the public and private sectors to work together and strive towards that ambitious objective. We at Smart Dubai have forged numerous partnerships as we progress towards our goals, and are delighted that these partners – be they government entities, private organisations, or start-ups – are joining us [at GITEX] to showcase their advanced smart services created for the people and the community."