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UAE collaborates with World Economic Forum for digital AI platform launch

The platform will provide interactive and analytical plans for decision-makers, policymakers, and government strategists.

UAE collaborates with World Economic Forum for digital AI platform launch
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The UAE and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have entered into a partnership agreement to develop a platform that serves as a digital model powered by artificial intelligence.

Named “We the UAE for Strategic Intelligence 2031,” the platform aims to assist policymakers, strategists, and government leaders in the UAE. It is designed to support priority sectors outlined by the ‘We the UAE 2031’ vision.

The agreement was signed during the WEF 2024 by Huda Al Hashimi, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs, and Stephan Mergenthaler, Head of Strategic Intelligence at the World Economic Forum. “The UAE aspires to become a global hub of excellence in foresight and strategic thinking,” said Al Hashimi.

The AI-powered platform will leverage specialized global resources, incorporating data and information from over 2,500 international experts and more than 450 global sources.

Meanwhile, Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF, said, “We face a fractured world and growing societal divides, leading to pervasive uncertainty and pessimism. We have to rebuild trust in our future by moving beyond crisis management, looking at the root causes of the present problems, and building together a more promising future.” 

“From empowering food innovation and unlocking trade technologies, to harnessing the full power of technology to improve government services, the WEF is proud of its many forward-looking collaborations with the UAE, which are tackling global challenges from a unique, multi-stakeholder perspective,” he added.

The platform will also encompass summarized research and studies related to the topic, providing information on top trends and practices.

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