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UAE affirms AI as transformative technology for societal progress

FENA Agency, Photo: WAM

ABU DHABI, November 16 (FENA) - Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, underscored the UAE's commitment to viewing artificial intelligence as more than just a passing trend. He highlighted the global projection that AI-generated content will dominate over 90 percent of internet content by 2026, emphasizing the transformative potential of this technology.


In his keynote address during the second day of the Global Media Congress, Al Olama stated that thanks to the UAE's visionary leadership, the country has early on invested in artificial intelligence.

It has launched several supportive initiatives, including the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, the 100 Practical Applications and Use Cases of Generative AI in Media, and other initiatives that form a supportive foundation for the country's efforts towards sustainable development.

He emphasized the importance of aligning artificial intelligence with the rapid developments imposed by it and capitalizing on the significant opportunities it offers to solidify an advanced and innovative media sector.

Speaking on the media's evolution, Al Olama drew parallels to the historical integration of electricity, stating that AI, like electricity in its time, is set to become an indispensable force in the media landscape. He urged viewing AI as a sophisticated tool capable of revealing truths and disseminating valuable content.

Highlighting the pervasive role of AI in contemporary life, Al Olama pointed out its influence on information dissemination and decision-making processes. He stressed the crucial need to utilize AI positively for the benefit of future generations, emphasizing its potential to uncover truths and contribute to societal well-being.

The minister noted the remarkable output of AI-generated images in recent years, surpassing human-created content over decades. He highlighted AI's positive contributions, including the rapid production of high-quality content and the quick evolution and dissemination of images and films.

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