AI71: Abu Dhabi's new venture in AI.

Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) has launched AI71, a new company focused on artificial intelligence (AI) with the goal of democratizing AI access. Built on the UAE's Falcon large language models, AI71 will collaborate with universities and research institutions to develop new AI applications. This initiative aligns with Abu Dhabi's broader strategy to become a global tech hub, building on the emirate's substantial investments in AI and other emerging technologies. AI71 is anticipated to enhance Abu Dhabi's tech ecosystem, attract talent, and further establish the emirate as a leader in the rapidly growing field of AI.

UAE's AI sector to grow at 20% annually to $13.5 billion by 2030 

The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) artificial intelligence (AI) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% to reach $13.5 billion by 2030, driven by government support and rising demand for AI-powered solutions. The UAE government has been actively investing in AI development and adoption, establishing AI-focused research centers, launching AI-driven initiatives, and fostering collaborations between the public and private sectors. This supportive environment has attracted leading AI companies to the UAE, creating a thriving AI ecosystem.

Six predictions on how AI will transform the future of work 

Salesforce envisions a transformative future of work propelled by AI, predicting six key changes:

Revamped Productivity Metrics: AI will shift the focus from activity metrics to impact-driven assessments in measuring human productivity.

Autonomous AI for Impactful Work: The increasing autonomy of AI will free up time for more strategic and impactful tasks.

AI Countering Agent Attrition: AI's widespread reach will address human challenges such as agent attrition, ensuring workforce stability.

Speed and Productivity Boost with Data and AI: Companies will leverage AI and data synergies for quicker, more efficient processes and decision-making.

AI-Enabled Smarter Workplaces: The integration of AI will contribute to smarter workplaces, enhancing collaboration and decision support.

Adaptation to AI-Driven Workplaces: Businesses will adjust to an AI-centric environment, signifying a workplace renaissance.

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