Fear-mongering talks about AI taking over jobs was one of the topics discussed at the Ai Everything Summit held in Dubai earlier this month.
UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence H.E Omar bin Sultan Al Olama said education was important when it came to AI.
“If you are worried about AI, take steps, do something about it. What we care about in the UAE is talking the talk and walking the walk and that is our approach towards AI. If there are concerns over AI there should be principles put in place. There should be legislation and policies that are active. If you are happy about AI being deployed, deploy it in certain sectors and show people what AI means. People are asking what is this technology, why is it important and why do we need to be part of it? The only answer is to show them the tangible impact that they can feel.”
The two day summit explored the impact of Artificial Intelligence in the fields of Education, Finance, Healthcare, Transportation, Retail, Marketing, Energy, Government and Smart Cities and also focused in on case studies from disruptive AI early adopters.
AI – a technology expected to contribute US$320 billion to the Middle East economy by 2030, is not going anywhere.