UAE to host AI summit empowering the future of government

UAE to host AI summit empowering the future of government
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Published: 16 April 2019 - 5:34 a.m.

Dubai World Trade Center is set to host the first-ever edition of Ai Everything. The summit will run from April 30 and will witness the highest calibre of AI talent engage with a thriving global AI community.

The event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and will be hosted by the UAE’s National Program for Artificial Intelligence with the support of global association partners International Telecommunication Union and the World Intellectual Property Organization and in strategic partnership with Smart Dubai.

The gathering of thought leaders, inventors, practitioners and researchers from governments, businesses, NGOs and academia is geared to reimagine the future of AI and to demonstrate how it will be harnessed to implement positive change worldwide.

In line with the UAE AI Strategy 2031, AiE will envision how the UAE has emerged as a global testbed for AI innovation and look at ways to create new vital markets that unlock high economic value for a sector that is expected to contribute US$320 billion to the Middle East economy by 2030.

Inspired by the strategy to establish the UAE as an AI investment destination, the summit seeks to convene the investment community to explore integrated smart solutions that ultimately boost the performance of private and public sector entities, while creating a vibrant AI start-up and educational ecosystem.

Transforming into a global marketplace for deployable AI solutions, the exhibition will serve as a knowledge exchange platform for bringing those solutions into the mainstream.

“After 25 years of cutting-edge research through our Microsoft Research Division, we find ourselves on the cusp of a Digital Transformation enabled by a generational shift in AI computing. As an industry we are building a truly connected world where machines, people and businesses will be automated or augmented with advanced AI capabilities. The promise of AI is ground-breaking, and Microsoft is working with its customers and partners across more than 15 industries to enabled new AI-infused scenarios. At Ai Everything we look forward to engaging in dialogue and forging new partnerships that will turn what was once fiction into reality,” said Kevin Dallas, Corporate Vice President, AI & Intelligent Cloud Business Development, Microsoft USA who will deliver a keynote address at AiE

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