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TECH TRENDS
& General Manager for Middle East & Turkey , Dataiku . “ We believe this is a direct consequence of the government ’ s forward-looking position on these technologies . We see this in its Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031 ; we see it in the federal government becoming the first to appoint a minister of state for AI and we see it in DIFC ’ s move to issue special AI licenses . Our findings also highlight the widespread acknowledgement that enterprise AI is an organisational asset that will define the business of the future and the industries of the future .”
However , Bhatia also pointed out the gap in perception between managers and nonmanagers in the UAE when it comes to data utility and the role of AI . While 71 % of UAE managers say their use of data in daily work has increased over the past five years and 73 % believe their use of data will increase over the next five years , only 44 % of non-managers say they have used more data over the past five years and a mere third expect to use more over the next five years . Two-thirds ( 67 %) of those in management positions believe AI and data science will impact their roles but less than half ( 44 %) of non-managers believe the same .
“ There is clearly a need to democratise the use of AI if it is to gain widespread acceptance as a tool of prosperity ,” added Bhatia .
“ It is only when all people within an organisation see AI as a partner in change that they will come together and collaborate . Then stakeholders can deliver the culture needed to build a digital business . Through this culture change comes Everyday AI , where organisations can truly capitalise on data science to gain the kind of insights that lead to innovation .”
An Everyday AI culture is one where the leverage of data becomes routine through a combination of upskilling , governance and technology procurement . Under such conditions , execution becomes faster by including more people in the analytics process , resulting in quicker identification of opportunities , more rapid attainment of insights and slicker action .
“ Under Everyday AI , the use of data becomes almost pedestrian ,” Bhatia said . “ AI is so ingrained and intertwined with day-to-day operations that it ’ s just part of the business , rather than being used or developed by one central team . That is the future we see for forward-thinking business communities like the UAE .” x
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