Dubai Government Employees Trained in Generative Artificial Intelligence

Dubai Government Employees Trained in Generative Artificial Intelligence

Over 170 government employees in Dubai have recently undergone training in the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools as part of a course organized by the Dubai Future Academy, an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF).

The training was conducted in response to a recent announcement by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, about the establishment of the Dubai Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DCAI). The aim of the center is to position Dubai’s government as a global leader in employing AI in its operations.

The course covered seven main pillars, focusing on the fundamentals of generative AI, current applications and successful use cases, and the utilization of AI tools such as ChatGPT in decision-making, the establishment of new companies, the enhancement of economic competitiveness, and the development of creative sectors.

The intensive training emphasized the need to expedite the development of legislation and policies to keep pace with rapid technological advancements across multiple sectors. Participants were introduced to some of the best and most innovative generative AI tools available, as well as the areas in which advanced technology applications can improve the performance of government agencies and the quality of their services.

Abdulaziz AlJaziri, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer of DFF, expressed that the course provided an opportunity for talented government employees to learn about global practices, success stories, and recent trends in AI. The initiative aligns with the objectives of the Dubai Centre for Artificial Intelligence, empowering government employees with the latest skills and expertise to effectively utilize AI and enhance the performance of the government sector. The ultimate goal is to position Dubai and its government as global leaders in the field of AI.

Key areas of focus for the Dubai Centre for Artificial Intelligence include the development of legislation related to AI applications, attracting leading global technological solutions, and nurturing local talent to strengthen national capabilities in the field. The center’s establishment is a response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, to implement the latest AI technologies across various sectors.

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