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Abu Dhabi Digital Authority launches Artificial Intelligence Lab

ABU DHABI, October 16, 2019

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) has launched the ‘Artificial Intelligence Lab,’ a new initiative which will provide a dedicated platform to develop innovative digital solutions using AI and machine learning and apply these solutions to improve the efficiency in services and contribute to excellence in government performance. 
The AI lab, which was announced at the recently concluded Gitex Technology Week, forms part of ADDA’s strategy to employ cutting-edge technology applications in developing innovative digital solutions for various government services in partnership with Abu Dhabi government entities. Using the latest technologies is one of the key pillars that will help ADDA propel the emirate’s digital future as a leading global hub for technological innovation.
The ’AI lab’ offers high-performance computing abilities and has been made available for all Abu Dhabi government entities as a service, where users can access the platform and have the opportunity to know more about Machine Learning techniques, develop simulation and predictive models with their data sets, engage with AI experts, and experiment with Data Sets for Data Visualization. 
ADDA has trained more than 70 Abu Dhabi government employees on AI technologies and has already adopted plans to train 120 employees more over the next two months.  The authority has made the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory available to all government employees in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The initiative was launched following an agreement signed between ADDA and IBM in March 2019, where the parties agreed to initiate key areas of cooperation in several fields. One of its key focus was exploring initiatives that will enhance government work at all levels based on AI solutions, in line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial intelligence.
Dr Rauda Al Saadi, director general of ADDA, said launching the ‘Artificial Intelligence Lab’ is testament to the Abu Dhabi’s strong drive to promote digital transformation and the integration of government services through leading technologies. She noted that it is a major step forward in its efforts to leverage AI technologies in advancing digital government services that meet the needs of people and businesses, especially in key sectors such as housing, education, health, and work and leisure, with the ultimate goal of achieving happiness and prosperity for the Abu Dhabi society. – TradeArabia News Service


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