HH Sheikh Hamdan launches fourth edition of Future Accelerators
Fourth round of Dubai Future Accelerators will aim to tackle various government challenges
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation, has officially launched the fourth edition of Dubai Future Accelerators.
The acceleration program pairs 12 Dubai government entities with partners from the private sector to develop new solutions to address challenges facing their respective sectors.
HH Sheikh Hamdan said that Dubai leads the way in presenting an example of how future governments should operate and adopt advanced work methodologies to overcome challenges, and create solutions.
"Dubai continues to build partnerships with leading institutions in the private sector to help boost the development of projects that positively impact the quality of life for societies," His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said.
The fourth edition of the Dubai Future Accelerators will take place under the theme of ‘Take Part in Creating the Future'. The new program includes Dubai Police, who will look at solutions to cut crime by 25%, use AI in statistics to support decision making, and to improve emergency response. Dubai Municipality will look at ways to use AI or blockchain to to enhance pest control, construction work, food safety, and public health; Dubai Health Authority will look at programs to raise awareness of diseases and prevention among patients; the Roads & Transport Authority - Dubai will work on ways to enhance integration and sustainability of infrastructure and to develop autonomous transport with wireless charging capabilities; while DEWA will investigate use of Blockchain, IoT and energy storage solutions to improve quality of service.
Telco Etisalat will look at operational transformation and streamlining customer support, as well as test adoption of AR and AI; du will investigate machine learning and big data for corporate support; while Smart Dubai will run programs to increase use of digital government and deploy IoT for resource planning for government entities.
GDRFA will continue to develop its ‘Smart Tunnel' solution for passport control; Department of Economic Development - Dubai will run projects for use of AI in control and inspection procedures; Knowledge and Human Development Authority will develop smart systems for student skills, and Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives will run projects to enhance living standards for refugees and to utilise solar energy in desalination technology.