UAE Appoints first-ever Minister for Artificial Intelligence

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) appears to be spearheading new trends in government reshuffles. As UAE Appoints first-ever Minister for Artificial Intelligence. Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced this new position.

UAE Appoints first-ever Minister for Artificial Intelligence

The Tweet roughly translates as

“We announce the appointment of a minister for artificial intelligence. The next global wave is artificial intelligence and we want the UAE to be more prepared for it.”

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27-year-old Omar Sultan Al-Ulama, who was previously the Deputy Director of the Future Department since 2014, will take charge of the ministry.  He also held a position in the Executive Committee of the World Government Summit (WGS) designed to share government-building experiences and innovations among different nations.

Back in May, world’s first robot policeman officially joined Dubai’s police force. The autonomous Robocop entered the line of duty by greeting guests and patrolling the halls at the three-day Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference.

Last week, the UAE police capital city Abu Dhabi announced that they will soon use ‘smart glasses’ or augmented virtual reality glasses to catch criminals.

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Source: Express Tribune Tech

Onsa Mustafa

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