Matar Al Hemeiri, CEO of Digital Dubai Government Establishment, announced the launch of ‘Dubai AI,’ a generative AI-powered digital city concierge, at the Dubai Assembly for Generative AI. The event is under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
In a presentation titled ‘Digital Dubai: A City-Level AI Product,’ Hemeiri announced that the city’s digital platform will offer a wide range of information and services in areas such as healthcare, entertainment, business, and education to all residents and visitors in the city.
Dr. Moza Suwaidan, Chief Executive of Digital Applications and Platforms at Digital Dubai, stated that Dubai is changing how it offers services, starting with Dubai AI. In the future, their role will be more about enabling and regulating services, rather than running them directly.
Dr. Suwaidan addressed worries about privacy and security in AI, noting that these concerns have been around since AI’s early days and can deter some people from enjoying its advantages. She emphasized that technology creators, governments, and consumers all share the responsibility of addressing these AI issues.
In the panel, Christian Gleich from the European Blockchain Association stressed the importance of addressing emerging technologies collectively. He commended the UAE’s expertise in managing tokenization, blockchain, and AI. Gleich also noted that it’s crucial to understand that these technologies are evolving together, even though they are currently regulated separately.
In another keynote titled ‘Synthetic Data: The Next Wave of Privacy Solutions,’ Younus Al Nasser, Chief Executive of Dubai Data and Statistics Establishment, Digital Dubai, advocated for using synthetic data to address privacy and security concerns in AI applications. Synthetic data mimics real data but protects individual identities, offering a privacy-data quality balance.
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He explained that synthetic data is vital for driving digital transformation, supporting Dubai’s Economic Agenda D33, which aims to contribute Dhs100 billion annually to the city’s economy through digital projects.
“In a fast-changing tech landscape, we must innovate to provide data for transformative technologies like generative AI. Synthetic data is key to meeting these needs,” Nasser concluded.
Digital Dubai, a partner of the Dubai Assembly for Generative AI, is holding a private session called ‘Responsible Generative AI: Towards Systematic Ethical AI Assessment in Dubai’ on Thursday. This session will discuss generative AI use in Dubai’s government and provide an introductory masterclass on AI ethics certification.
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