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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, 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 also issued a resolution appointing members of the new council. The following new appointments were made; H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi, as Chairman of the AIATC; and H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, as Vice Chairman.

The resolution also appointed Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Jassem Mohamed Bu Ataba Al Zaabi, Faisal Abdulaziz Al Bannai, and Peng Xiao as members of the AIATC.

Pioneering Technological Leadership

The establishment of the AIATC reflects a strong belief in the importance of technological leadership in building the economy of the future. It complements Abu Dhabi's strategy to position the Emirate as a world-leading hub for investments, partnerships, and talent in the sector.

Separately, in a recently concluded global economic convention, Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, the UAE’s Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, recognized the proliferation and importance of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) as the driving force of the future digital economy.

Al Olama also stressed that as generative artificial intelligence continues to evolve, cultivating the appropriate digital skills will be crucial to ensure the agility of talents to adapt to new technologies and keep pace with global changes.

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