UAE minister named among most influential people in AI


A UAE minister has been featured in TIME magazine's inaugural list of the 100 most influential people in artificial intelligence.

Omar Sultan Al Olama, 33, who serves as Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications has been named in TIME100 AI's 'shaper' category.

To assemble the list, TIME's editors and reporters solicited nominations and recommendations from industry leaders and dozens of expert sources.

The result is a list of 100 leaders, pioneers, innovators and thinkers who are shaping today's AI landscape, and includes the likes of OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman and business magnate Elon Musk. 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai hailed Al Olama's achievement.

"Proud of every Emirati who has an achievement that raises the name of our country in front of the world... Our youth are our most important resources," Sheikh Mohamed said on social media.

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