11 Oct UAE’s first artificial intelligence platform
Bee’ah a pioneer in sustainability in the Middle East and Evoteq, its technology partner, have announced the launch of the UAE’s first advanced Artificial Intelligence platform, which aims to digitally transform offices and operations in the region.
The platform was developed by Bee’ah’s digital unit, in partnership with technology pioneer, Evoteq, and the support of the Higher Committee for the Digital Transformation of Sharjah. Inspired by Bee’ah’s mission of improving quality of life through innovation, the system will be deployed in its pilot phase in 2019, at Bee’ah’s new headquarters; following which, it will be made available to governments and the public.
Utilising a hybrid of cutting-edge sensors, interfaces, algorithms and processing power, the SaaS-based (Software as a Service) platform will have its own persona and voice-activated interface making it easy to interact with to simplify the most complex of tasks. It will integrate into existing work environments and aid users to function at an optimised, accelerated rate by streamlining day to day tasks and all business operations.
Through machine learning and innovative features such as facial recognition, it will engage with visitors and unlock smart functions that offer guidance, book appointments, document information, review staff duties, reallocate resources and auto-fill applications adding a personal element to the way governments and businesses operators.
“In keeping with the UAE Strategy for AI, the platform will facilitate the nation’s transition from e-governments to AI-powered government systems. Government employees will also avail of a vast array of smart integrated services, such as frictionless access to office premises using facial recognition.
“As we adopt innovative technologies that allow employees to work smarter, communicate effectively, and stay productive, we recognise the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in ensuring the long-term future of our government services. The world-class AI platform propels Sharjah towards the forefront of the AI and data revolution at an exponential rate. With this system, there are limitless possibilities for enriching businesses and improving the quality of life for citizens,” said, Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, executive chairman of the Department of Government Relations and Chairman of the Higher Committee for the Digital Transformation of Sharjah.
Prior to its large-scale roll-out, the AI system will be fully deployed at Bee’ah’s new futuristic HQ, making it the first fully AI integrated building in the Middle East.Designed by renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, the iconic structure will be the office of the future; using technology to advance office productivity, streamlining communications, enabling fully sustainable operations while being powered by 100% renewable energy and achieving the highest LEED certification for green buildings.
Additionally, to providing a safe, healthy and secure work environment for Bee’ah’s personnel, the system will provide a futuristic experience for visitors. It will undertake the entire visitor concierge experience, via robots; hosting meetings and supporting multimedia tasks, while ensuring functional ambiance according to sustainability parameters.