IT & Telecommunications

Dubai appoints 22 AI officers to lead tech transformation

Dubai has appointed 22 Chief Artificial Intelligence Officers across various government entities in a  strategic move to propel the emirate’s transformation into a pioneering model for AI- enabled government operation and establish it as a global leader for innovation.

The appointments were made by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman Executive of The Council of Dubai, according to a report in Emirates News agency, Wam.

Sheikh Hamdan emphasised that the adoption of AI and the development of its tools and applications are cornerstones of Dubai’s goal to position itself as a global hub for the development and deployment of AI solutions.

“We have approved the appointment of 22 Chief AI Officers across government entities in Dubai as part of a forward-looking vision aimed at leveraging AI to enhance government operations. This initiative will enhance Dubai's progress and expertise in this sector and consolidate its position as a leader in creating innovative solutions built on advanced technology,” he stated.

The Chief AI officer position is aligned with the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence (DUB.AI), a comprehensive framework designed to enrich the quality of life and well-being of residents while supporting Dubai’s endeavour to become the most future-ready city.

Sheikh Hamdan expressed confidence in the newly appointed officers, stating: "We are confident that these officers will intensify their efforts and go the extra mile in translating our vision into reality. Their commitment is crucial in turning our ambitious plans into concrete actions that will shape the future of AI-enabled government operations in Dubai."

The Chief AI officers, representing a diverse range of sectors including healthcare, transportation, finance, and public services, will spearhead specialised plans and programmes in the field of AI and advanced technologies. Their expertise and commitment will be instrumental in translating Dubai’s visionary plans into tangible actions, shaping the future of AI-enabled government operations.

The newly appointed Chief AI Officers represent several government entities across Dubai including: Community Development Authority in Dubai, Dubai Government Human Resources Department, The Chief AI officers represent several government entities including:

  • Community Development Authority in Dubai
  • Dubai Government Human Resources Department
  • Dubai Customs
  • Dubai Police
  • The Judicial Council 
  • Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment
  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
  • Dubai Digital Authority
  • General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defence
  • Dubai Data and Statistics Establishment
  • Dubai Health Authority
  • Public Prosecution
  • Protocol Department in Dubai
  • Roads and Transport Authority
  • Dubai Culture & Arts Authority
  • Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
  • Department of Economy and Tourism
  • Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services
  • Department of Finance
  • Endowments and Minors' Trust Foundation (Awqaf Dubai)
  • Dubai Municipality

-TradeArabia News Service