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The Dubai government has launched the Dubai Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DCAI), which aims to assist government entities in deploying future technologies across key sectors.

Announcing its launch, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), said, “Dubai’s government will be the best in the world in deploying artificial intelligence (AI) within its various entities. This new Centre is the first step in achieving this goal and developing future services to keep pace with rapid technological advancements.”

"We aim to see practical applications of generative AI technologies in our government sector. Technological development is moving very rapidly, and in Dubai, we are determined to be just as fast in testing and harnessing it for the benefit of society. We want new AI-powered government tools to have a clear impact and tangible results,” he added.

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The Dubai Centre for AI aims to train 1,000 government employees from over 30 government entities on the uses of generative artificial intelligence. It also aims to launch dozens of pilot projects and improve government services, as well as increase the productivity of government employees and support more than 20 local and global advanced technology startups.

The launch of the initiative forms part of implementing His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s directives to apply the latest AI technologies in varied sectors. The establishment of the Center comes at a time when the generative AI sector is expected to expand from $10 billion in 2022 to $110.8 billion by 2030, at a compound annual growth rate of 34.3%.

Generative AI will account for 10% of all data produced by 2025. Meanwhile, in the healthcare space, more than 30% of new drugs and materials are also expected to be systematically discovered via generative AI techniques within the next two years.

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To achieve its three main pillars, the Dubai Centre for AI will develop legislation on modern technology and study the ethical and social impact of generative AI applications and their alignment with societal and human values in Dubai and around the world.

Generative AI in Government

The Dubai Centre for AI will enhance the performance of the government sector in various ways. For instance, it will use AI to conduct simulations that study the changes and impacts of new policies and legislation, predict the results of different scenarios, evaluate the effectiveness of programs, and support complex decision-making.

The Center will facilitate the development of government services by predicting user needs and preferences. It will establish communication channels to streamline public services and employ data analysis tools to identify trends and insights that can help government entities make informed decisions.

The Dubai Centre for AI serves as a collaborative platform for the government, private and academic sectors to develop AI applications and introduce innovative services and products incorporating the most advanced technologies.

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