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UAE leads in adopting smart tech


Participants at the 8th Chief Audit Executive Conference in Dubai.


Experts and analysts revealed during the 8th Chief Audit  Executive Conference  (CAE) in Dubai that the UAE is marching ahead in the region in adopting Artificial Intelligence  and smart technologies.

Prof Dr Pierre Brunswick, CEO, Neuromen Technologies, during his presentation (AI Myths and Reality) on the the event mentioned that UAE having a minister of Artificial Intelligence is a great move, adding that the country is leading in terms of usage in AI.

Alaa Elshimy, Managing Director and Vice President Enterprise Group, Middle East and Pakistan , Huawei, during his presentation (Industry 4, AI and 5 G”) on day second of the event mentioned that UAE is leading the region in terms of adopting smart technologies.  The country is known as a pioneer when it comes to adopting and using  new technologies.

He noted that the global spending on smart technologies set to hit $23 trillion by 2023 among which the Mena region will spend around 5 per cent of it. Out of this 5 percent, the UAE and Saudi Arabia are spending around 60 to 70 per cent on these technologies,” he added.

Alaa lauded the Dubai smart initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, adding that it will further transform the country’s economic sector. He mentioned that 5G and AI are complimenting each other and are benefiting the companies. He expressed his confidence that adopting 5G will bring immense benefit to every market. “More than ushering in an era of increased convenience and connectivity, 5G opens up new cases that will shape the future of our world, such is cloud virtual and augmented realty, connected cars, smart cities and so on.” Alaa noted that there are a lot of challenges in adopting smart technologies. He mentioned that reskilling the workforce is an urgent need to cope with the joblessness.

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