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From Siri to Amazon to Tesla, artificial intelligence is moving forward at full tilt. Artificial intelligence includes various technologies, including fairly basic robotic instruments to profound learning networks that can yield significant and dependable insights. AI encompasses anything and everything from smartphone assistance to consumer-client interactions to deep fakes.

Governments worldwide are implementing further technical developments to improve operation and service quality. One of these is artificial intelligence. AI will significantly impact education, science, agriculture, healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, marketing, security, transportation, and finance. As innovative as it may sound, AI comes with several obstacles and risks, such as managing human behaviours and privacy, as well as automation that will force humans out of many of today’s jobs.

Since its inception, the United Arab Emirates has been looking for new ways to improve the quality of its citizens’ life. As a result, the UAE has launched several initiatives. Two of the most interesting are E-government and M-government.

In 2017, the UAE released its artificial intelligence strategy, leading the country into an entirely new era. The plan will play a critical role in fulfilling the goals of the “UAE Centennial Plan for 2071”. The plan aims to implement artificial intelligence in several major sectors, including: traffic, the environment, education, technology, water security, renewable energy, space exploration, and healthcare.

To efficiently meet the country’s plans for artificial intelligence, the government has appointed a minister for artificial intelligence who will help to assign and adopt artificial intelligence across all government sectors. Furthermore, the government has organized an AI-Council to explore the supporting infrastructure required for artificial intelligence.

Throughout the UAE, the use of AI-based technology will lead to many changes. The application of AI involves various problems and risks.

UAE businesses must comprehend their flows of personal information and their possible exposure to data privacy legislation. The European Commission has explored the ethical problems of AI.

The UAE has economic advantages over numerous Western or Western-styles economies in the AI sector. The United Arab Emirates has acknowledged that its economy is highly hydrocarbon-dependent. The shift to a high-tech and knowledge-based economy poses several hurdles but if done right then there is no telling of the sorts of benefits the UAE will see.

Vedika Verma is a law student, studying at SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore, currently in her third year.