Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Dept launch 10X projects

Virtual Charity Foundation and Virtual Ifta use blockchain and 'AI' for charity and fatwas

Tags: BlockchainDubai Future Foundation (www.dubaifuture.gov.ae/)Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department (www.iacad.gov.ae)United Arab Emirates
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Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Dept launch 10X projects His Highness Sheikh Mohammed launching the 10X initiative at the World Government Summit 2017.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 24, 2018

Dubai's Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department has launched two virtual projects as part of its 10X efforts.

The ‘Virtual Charity Foundation' project uses blockchain technology, technologies to facilitate direct communication between the donor and beneficiary, thus eliminating the need for counterparties and significantly reducing waiting periods for the beneficiary. The initiative aims to protect the identity of beneficiaries as well as open new ways for community groups from around the world to search and identify charitable aid opportunities.

The initiative also allows beneficiaries to submit cases for review remotely through ‘artificial intelligence' applications.

The ‘Virtual Ifta' is a platform that uses an ‘artificial intelligence expert system' and big data technology to streamline the process of disseminating fatwas.

The projects have been developed as part of the Dubai 10X initiative, which aims to develop technology solutions to put Dubai government ten years ahead of other countries.

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