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The Dubai Police General HQ has launched the "Oyoon" (Eyes) project which aims to create an integrated security system using sophisticated technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) features to prevent crime, reduce traffic related deaths and negative incidents.

The project has the support and participation of the governmental, semi-governmental and private sectors to implement the Dubai 2021 plan and to enhance the emirate's global position in terms of providing a safer living experience for all citizens, residents and visitors and becoming a safe city for living, visiting and work.

In a press conference, HE Major General Ibrahim Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commandant for Criminal Investigations of Dubai Police, said the aim of the project is to create an integrated security system that works through all strategic partners to exploit modern and sophisticated technologies and artificial intelligence features to respond immediately to incidents even before they get reported to the command unit.

Maj-Gen Al Mansouri said the project also contributes to supporting the decision-making process, ensuring the protection of all vital areas and roads, and optimizing the use of human resources through reducing human intervention, especially in the areas of monitoring, analysis and surveillance.

He added that the project is an effective translation of the UAE's strategy for artificial intelligence to achieve its objectives of relying on services, data analysis and smart application in various fields of work efficiently and effectively. In addition, it aims at integrating the first line services of the Dubai Police provided to the public through artificial intelligence in the main police operations.

Maj-Gen Al Mansouri said as per the directives of His Excellency General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, the Oyoon committee was formed and includes strategic partners from the government sector such as the State Security Agency, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) , Dubai Municipality, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), Dubai Smart Office, and strategic partners such as Nakheel Group, Miraas Group, Dubai Properties, DWTC, Dubai Global Village, and Madinat Jumeirah.

Maj-Gen Al Mansouri added that the Oyoon committee will set standards on the installation and use of all CCTV cameras across the Emirate of Dubai, and conduct field studies across all jurisdiction areas to ensure highest levels of security and safety in the region.

He noted that Dubai has the most advanced technology in CCTV cameras systems that enable security personnel to achieve the goals in fields of crime prevention, investigating any violations and monitoring traffic accidents, thus enhancing the sense of security of all residents in the Emirate.

Wissam Lootah, Executive Director of Dubai Smart Government, said, "Oyoon will be of great benefit to the Emirate of Dubai in terms of enhancing the security aspect of the community; providing very important data and thus improving the level of services at the emirate level and enhancing its efficiency."

Engineer Saif bin Ghalaita, Director of the Department of Technology Development of TRA, said, "We are delighted to cooperate with Dubai Police in such a huge project "Oyoun", which will surely have vital and positive effects on the Emirate of Dubai. We [as a federal entity] will be able to contribute to the infrastructure in terms of providing technical advice on future technologies and artificial intelligence techniques."

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