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Ready to usher in Fourth Industrial Revolution

Staff Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on September 28, 2017
Ready to usher in Fourth Industrial Revolution
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; and Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, during the meeting.

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The strategy aims to strengthen the UAE's position as a global hub

On Wednesday, the UAE government launched UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution during the two-day UAE Government Annual Meetings held in Abu Dhabi.

The strategy aims to strengthen the UAE's position as a global hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to increase its contribution to the national economy by means of advancing innovation and future technologies.

Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and Chairman of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Council, stressed the strategy reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to position the UAE as a global model in adopting leading-edge technologies to serve the people. Al Gergawi called for intensifying efforts to achieve the vision of the UAE as a leading hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He pointed out that this vision will only be possible by means of  cooperation, team work and effective partnerships between government entities.

The UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution focuses on a number of key fields, including innovative education, which will provide a smart and enhanced learning experience capable of providing the necessary expertise to develop advanced technologies such as science, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence.

The strategy will transform the health and medical industry in the UAE through the introduction of intelligent genomic medicine. It will also focus on robotic healthcare and adopt research in nanotechnology and will introduce cutting-edge medical solutions, such as wearable and implantable technologies.

The strategy also aims water and food security through bioengineering sciences and advanced renewable energy technologies. It also seeks to enhance economic security through adopting digital economy. Other areas outlined in the strategy include 3D -printing projects and the shift from centralised power plants to decentralisation of power generation as well as space exploration and the development of associated technologies.

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