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Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Monday that it worked with the United Nations Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science on a project centered on big data, data science and artificial intelligence.

This partnership allows the committee to share experiences and knowledge with RTA to upgrade transport services alongside other public services.

A total of nine teams have been created within RTA to deal with various challenges related to technology, privacy, methodology, quality, legislation and data access. The teams will be responsible for making cost-effective analyses with the help of big data.

Mohammed Al Mudharreb, CEO of RTA's Corporate Technology Support Services Sector, noted that this partnership is crucial for developing the department on big data and data science.

"RTA is committed to advancing its extensive data capabilities as it recognizes its importance in modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and other technologies that form critical components of the Fourth Industrial Revolution," Al Mudharreb said, WAM reported.

"RTA attaches paramount importance to these technologies, considering their role and contribution to realizing Dubai's goal to become the world's most intelligent and happiest city," he added.

He further said that RTA joined two critical working groups of the committee, noting that these groups focus on "using mobile phone data for transportation statistics, providing training, skills development and capacity building in big data, data science and artificial intelligence as part of the Mobile Data Task Force."

Al Mudharreb said RTA plays the role of a member and co-chair in the creation of a comprehensive guide in partnership with the committee, noting that the collab is perfectly aligned with the vision of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to enhance digitalization in the government sector.

"The involvement of RTA in the training, competencies and capacity-building team highlights its commitment to sharing knowledge and enhancing skills in big data and data science. This participation is aimed at enriching the skills of transport specialists, adopting the latest technologies and fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration," he added.

Stefan Schweinfest, director of the Statistics Division at the United Nations in New York, pointed out that his office has been collaborating with the UAE on various projects in the past as well, adding that RTA's new collaboration will help to build capabilities in big data, artificial intelligence and data science in the Middle East.