27 companies sign a Memorandum of Understanding at 4th edition DFA closing ceremony

The closing of the program saw the signing of  27 MoU between companies and government entities in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to establish the UAE and Dubai as a leading center for the future industry and a global platform to test solutions and technologies that shape a better tomorrow for humanity.

Future challenges

Dubai Police reviewed 2 areas of future challenges: reducing the rate of violence  by 25% by 2021, and deploying artificial intelligence to support decision-making and enabling rapid response to emergencies. Dubai Municipality has reviewed four future challenges: managing public health services including the early detection of effective public health issues using artificial intelligence,  and deploying geographic information systems (GIS) to accurately identify landmarks, the challenge of food safety management, as well as the management of public health and safety using modern technologies and artificial intelligence tools

The DHA reviewed the challenge of increasing patients awareness, and prevention and disease management through the use of advanced technologies. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) addressed the challenge of the role of educational institutions in empowering 21st century students in jobs that have yet to be found. The RTA presented four challenges in exploring sustainable and integrated infrastructure requirements for the testing and operation of self and electric transport and the implementation of innovative systems for cyclists, pedestrians and modern personal transportation systems, as well as the development of future building techniques and materials for roads infrastructure and the use of digital twinning technology to increase the efficiency of fleet maintenance.

Etisalat Digital addressed two challenges in accelerating the transformation of Etisalat’s operations into digital, and taking advantage of virtual reality and artificial intelligence to enhance visitor experience. General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai focused on the challenge of using artificial intelligence to provide a series of passengers journeys using smart corridors. Smart Dubai Office discussed the challenge of shifting behavior to increase the adoption of government digital services  by 25% and the use of Internet of Things technology to save 30% of the employee’s time and effort. Du addressed the challenge of automated learning techniques to improve business customers relations by 30%. Dubai Economic Department tackled the challenge of using IoT to increase the efficiency of inspection and control of companies in Dubai by 25% in 2018.

On the humanitarian side, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) highlighted the challenges of job creation for refugees and the use of technology to improve their livelihoods, as well as the development of sewage solutions for UAE Suqia Foundation, and exploring solutions for the use of solar energy in the production, purification, and desalination of water.

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