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Yang and Al Tayer at the summit. Image courtesy: Wam

Dewa, Huawei launch AI lab

DUBAI, August 26, 2019

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Huawei have launched a joint Artificial Intelligence (AI) laboratory, through which the companies will develop and implement AI digital services for the Middle East.
 
The lab was launched at a strategic summit between Dewa and Huawei that focused on increasing cooperation and exchanging the best global solutions and experiences in innovation, disruptive technologies and AI, said a Wam news agency report.
 
The summit, which also covered areas such as smart grids, digital transformation, automation and cloud platforms, was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa, and Charles Yang, president of the Middle East Region at Huawei Technologies.
 
The two sides also launched a training and development programme for Dewa staff in different areas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and disruptive technologies.
 
"This summit with Huawei confirms our serious and ongoing work to speed up a new digital future for Dubai. This is done by making use of Huawei’s skills in major areas that support the Dubai 10x initiative," said Al Tayer.
 
"Huawei is leading 5G, AI and Cloud computing technologies, and we have the capability to help Dewa build an AI-based digital cloud platform," added Yang.
 
"Dewa seeks to invest in and apply AI techniques and tools, and spares no efforts to strengthen mutual cooperation and concerted efforts in knowledge transfer, education and training to make Dubai a city of the future," noted Marwan Bin Haidar, executive vice president of innovation and the future at Dewa.
 
Dewa’s executive vice presidents and vice presidents took part in the summit at the Dewa Campus for Occupational and Academic Development in Al Hudaibah, Dubai.
 
 
 



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