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In his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, UAE President issues law establishing Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology Council

In his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, UAE President issues law establishing Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology Council
22 Jan 2024 21:06

ABU DHABI (ALETIHAD)

In his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a law establishing the Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology Council (AIATC).

The council will be responsible for developing and implementing policies and strategies related to research, infrastructure and investments in artificial intelligence and advanced technology in Abu Dhabi.

His Highness has also issued a resolution appointing members of the new council. The Ruler’s resolution appointed His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi, as Chairman of the AIATC, and His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, as Vice Chairman. The resolution also appointed His Excellency Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, His Excellency Jassem Mohamed Bu Ataba Al Zaabi, His Excellency Faisal Abdulaziz Al Bannai, and Mr. Peng Xiao as members of the AIATC.

The establishment of the AIATC reflects a strong belief in the importance of technological leadership in building the economy of the future. The council will develop plans and research programmes in collaboration with local and global partners to enhance Abu Dhabi's status in the fields of artificial intelligence and advanced technology. It complements Abu Dhabi's strategy to position the emirate as a world-leading hub for investments, partnerships, and talent in the sector.

The establishment of the AIATC is a manifestation of the bold vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness’ wise directives emphasising the importance of the sectors of the future. The council will contribute to enhancing and ensuring the continued development and prosperity of the post-hydrocarbon economy.

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