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Dubai Appoints 22 Chief AI Officers to Drive Innovation

Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai is committed to pioneering AI-enabled government operations. Recently, the city appointed 22 Chief Artificial Intelligence Officers across various government entities. These officers will lead specialized plans and programs in AI and advanced technology, enhancing government efficiency.

Dubai’s vision aligns with its goal of becoming a global leader in government innovation. The accelerated adoption of AI, guided by Sheikh Mohammed’s vision, positions Dubai as a hub for AI solutions. The initiative is part of the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence (DUB.AI), aimed at improving residents’ quality of life.

DUB.AI aims to cement the emirate’s position as a global hub for AI governance and legislation, while facilitating AI adoption across strategic sectors. Additionally, the initiative bolsters Dubai’s standing in the Global AI Readiness Index, where it presently holds a position in the top 10.

The newly appointed Chief AI Officers represent several government entities across Dubai 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, Digital Dubai Authority, General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai, Dubai Data and Statistics Establishment, Dubai Health Authority, Public Prosecution, Protocol Department in Dubai, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Department of Finance in Dubai, Endowments and Minors’ Trust Foundation (Awqaf Dubai), and Dubai Municipality.

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