Responsible AI in the UAE

January 17, 2024

Omar Sultan Al Olama the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, emphasised that the rapid growth observed in the global generative artificial intelligence market reflects that AI is the driving force and the engine for the future, during a session titled "Generative AI: Steam Engine of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” as part of the 54th World Economic Forum.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lauded the UAE's innovative approach to introducing AI tutors in classrooms during his speech at the World Economic Forum. Emphasizing the swift proliferation of generative technology, he specifically mentioned the influential role of OpenAI's ChatGPT and Microsoft's CoPilot in reshaping industries like healthcare, education, and software.

Satya Nadella speaking at the 54th World Economic Forum, Davos.

Nadella spotlighted the UAE's ambitious plan to deploy a personal tutor for every individual in the country, foreseeing similar initiatives in other nations. Discussing the potential impact of AI in scientific domains, he highlighted its significance in advancing cancer prevention and the development of cutting-edge materials.

Children Aged 10-12 learning about AI at Deira International School, Festival City Dubai.

While expressing optimism about the positive transformations AI can bring, Nadella urged designers and engineers to be mindful of its risks. He advocated for a global regulatory agency to oversee AI, addressing the need for universal norms and standards.

As part of the UAE National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031, it aims to take a leading role in the development of responsible AI, and advancing the regulation of AI.

"We want to become the world's most prepared country for artificial intelligence."

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

The UAE wants to become the world's most prepared country for artificial intelligence in order to help reach UAE Centennial 2071, and we believe that to achieve this vision, it is crucial to address the early education curricula. Digital Bricks is poised to contribute to educating the young minds of the UAE, ensuring a solid foundation in responsible AI skills.

Digital Bricks & Deira International School partner to bring AI learning to children ages 10-12