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Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has appointed 22 Chief Artificial Intelligence officers in various government entities under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

These 22 Chief Artificial Intelligence officers will head specialized plans and programs in Artificial Intelligence (AI) field and advanced technology to enhance government operations.

"This initiative will enhance Dubai's progress and expertise in this sector and consolidate its position as a leader in creating innovative solutions built on advanced technology," the Crown Prince of Dubai said, according to WAM.

"The accelerated adoption of AI, alongside the development of its tools and applications, represents a cornerstone of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aimed at positioning Dubai as a global hub for the development and deployment of AI solutions," he added.

The newly appointed officers will represent government entities like the Community Development Authority in Dubai, the Dubai Government Human Resources Department, Dubai Customs, Dubai Police, the Judicial Council, and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.

These officers will also represent the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Digital Dubai Authority, General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai, Dubai Data and Statistics Establishment, Dubai Health Authority, Public Prosecution, Protocol Department in Dubai, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority.

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Department of Finance in Dubai, Endowments and Minors' Trust Foundation (Awqaf Dubai) and Dubai Municipality entities will also be taken care by these newly appointed officers.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed stated that the appointment of these Chief AI Officers in the Dubai government is aligned with the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence, noting that he is confident these officials will go the extra mile in translating the government's vision into reality.

"Their commitment is crucial in turning our ambitious plans into concrete actions that will shape the future of AI-enabled government operations in Dubai," he said.

He went on to explain that these positions are established to enrich the quality of life and well-being of residents while making Dubai a global hub for technology and innovation.

Last month, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) and Emirates Development Bank (EDB) joined hands to provide AED 370 million in funding for a new AI Innovation Program.