Global blueprint for AI development set to contribute $27 bn to Dubai’s economy

Global Blueprint for AI Initiative 

Dubai – The newly launched Global Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence (AI) by Sheikh Hamdan, will work towards harnessing technology for quality-of-life focused outcomes. The blueprint aims to contribute AED 100 billion ($27.2 billion) to Dubai’s economy while further bolstering the emirate’s digital economy. 

As a part of the initiative, a CEO will be appointed in every government entity as well as AI and Web3 incubators will be launched and a new commercial license for AI will be introduced. Furthermore, to integrate AI applications into the educational system, AI Week will be introduced in schools and colleges. The idea behind this move is to enable students to enhance their skills in line with future market needs and expose them to advanced tools and best practices in the AI field. 

According to Sheikh Hamdan, Dubai’s Global Blueprint will expedite the adoption of AI applications. The initiative will help Dubai achieve its Economic Agenda D33 targets by contributing an additional AED 100 billion ($27.2 billion) to Dubai’s economy. It will also boost UAE’s position to become a key tech hub and create a world-class infrastructure. According to a Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy report, the UAE’s Digital economy will reach AED 514 billion ($147 billion) by 2031Furthermore, by adopting innovative digital solutions, Dubai’s economic productivity will be increased by 50%. The blueprint will be reviewed annually and updated to ensure the plan maintains pace with other developments in Dubai.

Global Blueprint for AI – Key Targets 

The initiative aims to attract global startups and AI innovators by enhancing competitiveness in facilitating business operations and providing infrastructure to AI companies. Furthermore, the plan seeks to support AI companies with advanced technological infrastructure and a flexible legislative environment to encourage the growth of AI technologies and advanced industries. Likewise, the plan seeks to adopt AI within the government work models and aspire to become the best city in the world known for technology utilization and premier in the adoption of advanced applications.

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