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H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation, launched the 4th edition of Dubai Future Accelerators in which teams from 12 Dubai government entities are participating in collaboration with top innovative institutions from around the world.
“We look forward to raising the bar in the 4th edition of Dubai Future Accelerators and to finding technology-driven solutions to the challenges that we address,” His Highness added. The 4th edition of the Dubai Future Accelerators will see teams working over a period of nine weeks in collaboration with partners from the private sector. Work progression will be divided into eight stages.
This edition of the programme has a set of challenges that can be summarised as the following:
Dubai Police: – Decrease crime rate using artificial intelligence (AI).
Dubai Municipality – Use AI-backed and/or blockchain solutions.
Dubai Health Authority – Increase awareness on diseases and preventative measures.
Roads & Transport Authority – Enhance integration & sustainability of infrastructure – Enhance autonomous transport with wireless charging capabilities.
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) – Deploy innovative solutions to enhance the quality of service.
Etisalat – Transform operations and streamline customer support and promote self-service – Test the adoption of augmented reality (AR) solutions and AI.
DU – Explore ways to implement machine learning & big data to enhance corporate support.
Smart Dubai – Make use of behavioural reinforcement to increase use of digital government services – Use IoT to manage resource planning systems at government entities to save time and effort.
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai – Enhance ‘Smart Tunnel’ solution to streamline passport control process for travelers.
Department of Economic Development – Use AI in boosting efficiency of control & inspection procedures.
Knowledge and Human Development Authority – Empower educational institutions to use smart systems to enhance student skills.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives – Enhance living standards for refugees – Utilise solar energy in desalination technology.
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