Huge plan to build artificial intelligence mastery and smart grids
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has held a strategic summit with Huawei, aimed at increasing cooperation between the two parties on investments and exchanging best global solutions, experiences, and practices in innovation, disruptive technologies, smart grids, digital transformation, automation, cloud platforms, and artificial intelligence (AI).
The strategic summit witnessed the launch of a joint AI laboratory, through which DEWA and Huawei will develop and implement AI digital services for the Middle East.
The two sides also launched a training and development programme for DEWA staff in different areas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and disruptive technologies.
The two parties affirmed their keenness to enhance cooperation in order to achieve the strategic objectives of both DEWA and Huawei, which include developing joint digital services and joint marketing of digital services in the UAE and around the world, as well as enhancing the benefits of these services.
In his welcoming speech at the summit, Al Tayer affirmed DEWA’s strategic partnership with Huawei, which is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology.
This partnership has resulted in many important achievements that support DEWA’s efforts to achieve promising government strategies such as the UAE Centennial 2071; the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031, and the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution; to make its customers happier, as well as the community as a whole, and bring a comprehensive change to government work.
Al Tayer said: “DEWA supports the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who instructed Dubai Government to deliver services that are 10 years ahead of other cities, and to work under the leadership of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), and HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
“These directives have guided DEWA’s strategy to shape the future and enhance its role in serving the community to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation.
“DEWA has achieved considerable progress in this and one of its most prominent achievements is the launch of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of DEWA, to redefine the concept of utilities and create a new digital future for Dubai, to become the premier digital organisation in the world; with autonomous systems for renewable energy and storage and the expansion of artificial intelligence and digital services.”