On Friday, April 19 at 8:00 a.m. ET, the Atlantic Council will host an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Omar Sultan Al Olama, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) minister of state for artificial intelligence, digital economy, and remote work applications.

The UAE is leveraging significant resources to influence the development of AI, including with heavy investments in AI infrastructure and innovation and the appointment of the world’s first AI minister in 2017. Efforts such as these have attracted international attention, drawing interest from global industry leaders and policymakers. Olama will provide insights into the UAE’s strategy to position itself as a leader in AI readiness, while also highlighting the UAE’s contributions to the global AI landscape.

This event, hosted by the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, will also discuss the UAE’s plans to navigate the complex terrain of AI development amid global competition and the UAE’s commitments to extending AI benefits across the region, particularly into the Global South, with a focus on Africa.

This edition of #ACFrontPage will be livestreamed on Atlantic Council TV, YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter). To tune in virtually, please complete the registration form.

An #ACFrontPage Event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.


H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications of the United Arab Emirates

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