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UAE Launches Fourth Industrial Revolution Protocol

UAE Launches Fourth Industrial Revolution Protocol

Monday, 13 November, 2017 - 11:30
A side of the Global Future Councils sessions that concluded on Sunday in Dubai. Asharq Al-Awsat Arabic.

In partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Emirate government launched Sunday the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Protocol.

During the second Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils (AMGFC) in Dubai, the 4IR protocol was launched and it is an initiative that sets a regulatory framework for the tools and technologies already driving the next wave of human progress.

It encompasses three primary pillars: providing an integrated and secure data environment; formulating policies and legislation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and building a unified system of values and ethics to guide 4IR technologies.

Mohammad Abdullah al-Gergawi, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future and Co-chair of the Global Future Councils, said that the Fourth Industrial Revolution Protocol not only consolidates the UAE government’s efforts to adopt 4IR tools and technologies, but demonstrates its commitment to addressing the moral and ethical concerns surrounding them.

Gergawi added: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s unprecedented technological capabilities require us to change the mechanisms that govern the work of vital sectors.”

The launching of the Fourth Industrial Revolution represents an initiative from the UAE, that presents perceptions for the vital sectors’ future and puts a framework for the regulating legislatives and policies in a way that contributes in empowering governments to provide better services for the community.

The Protocol will establish a massive integrated data environment to simulate the Fourth Industrial Revolution, permitting experts to meet its challenges via extensive data sharing and artificial intelligence.

It will also work to ensure privacy for the community, contribute to human happiness by instilling values and ethics into technological advances and address the inherent challenges new technologies bring to identify and combat possible negative effects on humankind.

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