Hamdan bin Mohammed Reveals AI Retreat 2024 Scheduled for June 11

09 May 2024
Hamdan bin Mohammed Reveals AI Retreat 2024 Scheduled for June 11

Announcement of AI Retreat 2024

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has announced that the Artificial Intelligence Retreat 2024 is scheduled for the 11th of June. The event aims to envision the future of AI and discuss both local and global challenges and opportunities in the field.

Event Organization and Framework

The retreat, organized by the Dubai Center for AI Applications in collaboration with the National Program for Artificial Intelligence, marks the first event planned under the framework of the annual Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence (DUB.AI). This initiative was launched on the 29th of April following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the vision to position Dubai as the world’s most future-ready city.

Venue and Attendance

Set to be hosted at the Museum of the Future and Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, the AI Retreat anticipates the participation of over 1,000 AI experts and specialists.

Address by Sheikh Hamdan

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed expressed, “Today, we announce the AI Retreat 2024, the inaugural event under the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence (DUB.AI). This gathering of over 1,000 AI experts and specialists will deliberate on the various challenges and opportunities presented by AI, both locally and globally. Throughout the Retreat, attendees will contribute to laying the foundational strategies for accelerating AI adoption across all sectors.”

Dubai’s Aspiration in AI

“AI is poised to transform the world. Dubai, which continually seeks to be at the forefront of progress, aims to lead in advancing AI implementation globally. Participants can register for the retreat on https://retreat.dub.ai/en/“, he added.

Dubai’s AI Infrastructure and Policies

Dubai, home to top global AI experts across various fields, has established an exceptional infrastructure and enacted progressive policies to support fostering a productive AI ecosystem.

Engagement at the Retreat

Attendees of the AI Retreat will engage in rich discussions and specialized workshops addressing local and global AI trends. Discussions will focus on the importance of advancing AI locally, proposing AI-related changes and legislation to foster adoption of AI technologies, developing policies supporting responsible adoption of AI tech, as well as the ethical uses of AI. The event ultimately aims to help spread the collective benefits of AI advancement.

Collaborative Planning

Participants will also collaborate to create plans to harness AI for innovation and competitive advantage, brainstorm AI applications that can significantly improve quality of life, and engage with local AI communities and talents.

Objectives of DUB.AI

DUB.AI, the annual Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence, serves as a roadmap for enhancing the quality of life in Dubai by implementing AI across all areas of future relevance, making Dubai a global leader in adopting AI technologies and advanced applications.

Realization of Objectives

Furthermore, DUB.AI aims to provide the optimal environment for international AI businesses and talent, make Dubai a leader in adopting AI in government operations, boost Dubai’s stature as a global AI governance and legislation lab, and provide access to the best AI applications across strategic sectors.

Alignment with Dubai’s Economic Agenda

Additionally, DUB.AI supports the realization of the objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33, including generating an annual contribution of around AED 100 billion to the new economy, making Dubai one of the world’s top three urban economies, and raising productivity by 50% through innovation and the adoption of digital solutions.

Source: WAM