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Smart Dubai Government Establishment organized a one-day workshop for executives and technical teams from various Dubai Government Agencies to raise awareness on Dubai's artificial intelligence service, "Saad" and outline a development roadmap for artificial intelligence in Dubai.

In October 2016, Smart Dubai Government Establishment and Dubai's Department of Economic Development (DED), in collaboration with IBM, launched "Saad", the city's first government service utilizing artificial intelligence, powered by IBM Watson. The service was launched to allow entrepreneurs and investors to ask questions related to setting up a business in Dubai, and to get real-time responses on various topics, including business licensing requirements and registration processes.

"Saad" is designed to understand natural language and ingest and comprehend massive amounts of data, learn and reason from its interactions, and provide responses that will aid users in deciding on correct courses of action.

As the technology arm of Smart Dubai, the Smart Dubai Government Establishment, leads the implementation of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, by providing enabling and shared services and infrastructure for the government and the city. IBM will contribute valuable skills training and technological expertise to support the implementation of the city's artificial intelligence roadmap.

Lab" in collaboration with IBM, previously referred to as "A I Center of Competence to foster a community of excellence in artificial intelligence from Dubai. The Lab will provide skills training for government and private sector employees and local students; host workshops for entities and individuals to experiment and build prototypes; and provide go-to-market support for new services. The AI Lab will support the implementation of Dubai's AI Roadmap, and help accelerate the development of AI services across Dubai. It will also equip Dubai Government Agencies and their partners with the necessary AI skills to develop their own AI services and applications.

The Dubai artificial intelligence Roadmap is led by Smart Dubai, the government office charged with overseeing Dubai's transformation into a smart city. Working with a network of partners from the public and private sector, Smart Dubai is continually exploring innovative technological solutions to improve quality of life in Dubai and make Dubai a more efficient, seamless, safe and impactful city experience. The vision of Smart Dubai is to make Dubai the happiest city on earth.

As the technology arm of Smart Dubai, the Smart Dubai Government Establishment (formerly Dubai Smart Government), leads the implementation of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, by providing enabling and shared services and infrastructure for the government and the city. IBM will contribute valuable skills training and technological expertise to support the implementation of the city's artificial intelligence roadmap.