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Dubai Hires 22 Chief AI Officers to Drive Government Innovation

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Dubai has taken a significant step towards pioneering AI-driven government operations with the appointment of 22 Chief Artificial Intelligence Officers by Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai. This move aligns with Dubai’s commitment to government innovation and its broader vision of becoming a global leader in this realm under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.

These Chief AI Officers have been assigned to various government entities in Dubai to lead specialized initiatives in AI and advanced technology. Sheikh Hamdan emphasized the strategic importance of these appointments, highlighting the forward-thinking approach towards leveraging AI for enhancing government operations. He reiterated that this initiative will not only advance Dubai’s expertise in AI but also solidify its position as a global leader in innovative solutions powered by advanced technology.

The role of AI in Dubai’s future is crucial, as rapid integration of AI tools aligns with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision of positioning Dubai as a global hub for AI solutions development and deployment. These appointments mark the initial phase of Dubai’s journey towards realizing the future of government work as outlined in the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence (DUB.AI). This blueprint aims to enhance residents’ quality of life and support Dubai’s ambition to become the most future-ready city globally.

The newly appointed Chief AI Officers will represent various government entities in Dubai, including the Community Development Authority, Dubai Customs, Dubai Police, and others. Their collective efforts are set to translate Dubai’s ambitious plans into actionable strategies that will shape the future of AI-driven government operations in the emirate.

The establishment of the Chief AI Officer position under DUB.AI reflects Dubai’s commitment to AI governance and legislation, fostering AI adoption across strategic sectors. It also reinforces Dubai’s standing as a global technology and innovation hub, evident by its top 10 position in the Global AI Readiness Index.

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