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Dubai Police releases 2018-31 strategic plan for artificial intelligence

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, has approved a Strategic Plan (2018-31) for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Department at the Dubai Police.

This is in line with the UAE Strategy for artificial intelligence, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and in accordance with Dubai 2021 Plan. The UAE AI strategy is part of the UAE Centennial 2071 objectives.

Brigadier Khaled Nasser Al Razzouqi, Director of the Artificial Intelligence Department, said that the general department of smart services will now be called the general department of artificial intelligence.

Dubai Police aims to develop the best techniques and AI tools that serve the needs of the people, locally and globally.

Al Razzouqi said that the AI strategic plan 2018-2031 focuses on achieving targets like 'Delight the Society' through providing future policing services easily to the public; and making 'Dubai a Safe City' through the use of AI systems.

The AI strategic plan will cover community service centres and its clients; criminal investigation; road security; disaster management and forensics. The plan seeks to develop AI-assisted customer service centres, smart police stations in different regions, as well as "walk in" and "drive through" centres having robots.

Al Razzouqi added that the strategic plan also seeks to integrate AI techniques into criminal investigation in the field of forensic work, and in police operations. They will be used for forecasting crime, for crowd management and to enhance traffic safety and road security. The AI techniques will also be utilised in crisis and disaster management.

AI techniques are expected to ensure accuracy and speedy responses while responding to customers communicating in different languages.

Officials will be equipped with skills to use AI systems in all police departments.

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