Today, twenty-two Chief Artificial Intelligence Officers in various government entities in Dubai will commence their roles. This was announced by Omar Sultan Al Olama, the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, during the AI retreat at the Museum of the Future on Tuesday. Al Olama explained the selection process, stating, “Dubai has selected 22 Chief AI officers who will start their duties today. These individuals were chosen after a thorough evaluation of their knowledge, ability to deploy AI technology, and identification of their blind spots. This ensures that every advisor in each government department is knowledgeable, capable, and able to turn the vision into reality.” This follows Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s earlier announcement regarding the development of an AI-driven government model, part of Dubai’s strategy to lead in government innovation. Al Olama highlighted that this initiative will boost Dubai's advancement and expertise in AI, solidifying its status as a pioneer in innovative solutions based on cutting-edge technology. Additionally, he mentioned the establishment of a dedicated AI campus within DIFC, which is set to expand and become the world's largest AI-focused facility, underscoring the region's ambition to be a global player in AI.