Dubai upskills government employees in generative AI


More than 170 Dubai government employees have been trained to use generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools in their work.

The training was organised by the Dubai Future Foundation's Dubai Future Academy.

It comes following the recent launch of the Dubai Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DCAI), aimed at making Dubai’s government the best in the world in employing AI in its operations.

The intensive course introduced participants to some of the most innovative generative AI tools currently available, as well as the areas in which advanced technology applications can enhance the performance of government agencies and the quality of their services.

It focused on seven main pillars covering the basics of generative AI, the most important current applications and successful use cases, as well as how to take advantage of AI tools such as ChatGPT.

The training also emphasised the need to expedite legislation and policies to match the rapid technological strides being made across multiple sectors.

Abdulaziz AlJaziri, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer of DFF, said: "This course provided an opportunity for some of our brightest national talents working within government to learn about various global practices and success stories in AI. They also learnt about many recent trends and innovations in AI that will shape, advance and support government work in the future."

DCAI, headquartered at AREA 2071 in Emirates Towers, aims to assist government entities in deploying future technologies across key sectors.

The Dubai Future Foundation, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Media Council and Dubai Digital Authority will oversee the implementation of the goals and outcomes of DCAI.

Key areas of focus include developing legislation related to AI applications, attracting leading global technological solutions and nurturing local talent to bolster national capabilities in the field.


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