Intelligent CXO Issue 14 - Page 15

TECH TRENDS

The United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) leads EMEA in the leverage of data , data science and Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) for the purposes of decision-making and business growth , according to a report commissioned by Dataiku , the platform for Everyday AI .

The survey was conducted by YouGov in early 2022 and involved 2,487 decision-makers from across France , the UK , the Netherlands , Germany and the UAE . It revealed UAE respondents to be the most convinced of data ’ s utility in the workplace , with 84 % considering it essential compared with the EMEA average of 69 %.
The UAE has long been established as a world leader in Artificial Intelligence , having been the first nation to appoint a minister of state for AI . Additionally , the Dubai International Financial Centre ( DIFC ), in collaboration with the UAE ’ s
Sid Bhatia , VP & GM – Middle East and Turkey , Dataiku
Artificial Intelligence Office , has announced the launch of a special license for companies that focus on AI . In support of the country ’ s Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031 , the license rewards firms for their efforts by granting Golden Visas to select employees .
YouGov ’ s Dataikucommissioned report reveals that some 71 % of UAE respondents have been using more data over the past five years , a figure that is again significantly higher than the EMEA average of just over half ( 55 %).
THE FINDINGS IN OUR REPORT CLEARLY ESTABLISH THE UAE AS HIGHLY AWARE OF THE POWER OF DATA AND AI .
Some 71 % of UAE respondents believe they will use even more data in the next five years compared to an EMEA average of 52 %.
The survey also showed a marked awareness in UAE respondents of the role AI can play in the coming years in their own jobs and within their organisations and sector . More than half of UAE respondents ( 66 %) believe AI and data science will impact their role in the next five years , and an almost equal number ( 65 %) expect AI and data science to impact their company and 67 % expect AI and data science to have an impact on their industry in the next five years .
“ The findings in our report clearly establish the UAE as highly aware of the power of data and AI ,” said Sid Bhatia , Regional Vice President www . intelligentcxo . com
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