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The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE (C4IR UAE) #c4iruae

Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef

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The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE (C4IR UAE), based in Dubai, is a collaborative entity between the Dubai Future Foundation and the World Economic Forum. It aims to harness the power of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to create new frameworks, protocols, and regulations that promote an inclusive, human-centered future. Over the years 2023 and 2024, C4IR Dubai has embarked on various initiatives reflecting its commitment to these goals.



Key Initiatives in 2023:

  1. AI Workshops and Global Collaboration: In 2023, C4IR UAE hosted significant workshops focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils. These workshops aimed to foster dialogue and share insights on leveraging AI for public good, highlighting the need for collaborative frameworks across nations and industries.

  2. Innovation Competitions: The Dubai Future Foundation announced winners of the Smart Toys Competition 2.0 in 2023, encouraging innovators to develop intelligent play solutions that combine technology and education, demonstrating C4IR's commitment to merging technology with practical applications for societal benefit.


Pioneering Moves in 2024:

  1. C4IR AI Fellowship Program: One of the standout initiatives in 2024 is the C4IR AI Fellowship Program. This program serves as a bridge among AI professionals worldwide, aiming to foster a network of knowledge exchange, collaborative research, and policy development. The initiative emphasizes ethical AI use, innovative solutions, and international policy frameworks to govern AI development responsibly.

  2. Global Knowledge Exchange: The AI Fellowship Program, highlighted by a partnership between UAE C4IR and Rwanda C4IR, focuses on custom sessions and workshops tailored to the expertise of the participating centers. This collaborative effort underscores the global reach of C4IR Dubai, aiming to accelerate AI innovation and ethical deployment across different regions and sectors.

These initiatives by C4IR UAE reflect its leading role in shaping the future of technology governance and innovation. By focusing on ethical considerations, international collaboration, and practical innovation, C4IR Dubai continues to set benchmarks for how technology can be harnessed to foster a more inclusive and sustainable future.

For more detailed insights into their latest endeavors, visit the C4IR UAE official website and read specific articles on their 2024 AI Fellowship program. These resources provide a comprehensive view of their latest projects and future directions. #c4iruae

Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef

2 min read

Apr 3

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