Artificial intelligence is key to human development

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His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, stressed that advanced technology and Artificial Intelligence are key tools for humanity. Al Olama also highlighted the importance of adopting these tools, developing them, and enabling them through flexible legislation in order to govern their usage.

This statement was during Al Olama’s participation in a session hosted by Ajman University, as part of a series of lectures on Inventing the Future. Al Olama spoke about ‘The prospects of the use of modern technology and AI technology to raise performance levels in various industries and organisations’. This comes as part of Ajman University’s commitment to introduce to its faculty, members and students the use and implications of applying AI technologies.

Al Olama reviewed the stages of the development of technology, since the invention of printers until today, and spoke about people’s reactions to these technological advancements.

“While many countries opposed artificial intelligence at first, the UAE welcomed it and was keen to keep pace with the rapid changes that will contribute to developing all aspects of life. The UAE works on anticipating the future, and believes that artificial intelligence is key to finding solutions to future challenges” said Al Olama.

Al Olama highlighted the UAE’s key objectives and strategies in the field of artificial intelligence. These strategies aim to empower Emirati talent, attract creative minds from around the world, and lead the global movement in the adoption and employment of AI tools.

The session discussed the use of AI technology in media, the effects of its use in various fields, and the possibility of generalizing AI tools in educational institutions.

A visit to the Innovation Center

At the end of the visit, Al Olama visited Ajman University Innovation Center with Dr. Karim Al-Sagheer, Director of Ajman University. He also reviewed the innovations of university students and the cooperation between the university and various public and private sectors in the UAE, in the field of technology and artificial intelligence.