UAE could excel in developing women coders, says Minister of State for AI
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UAE could excel in developing women coders, says Minister of State for AI

UAE could excel in developing women coders, says Minister of State for AI

The country has earmarked October 29 as its annual ‘National Coders Day’

At the GITEX Global Leaders Vision, Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, said he believed the country could excel in developing women coders, bringing new employment opportunities to the female population throughout the Emirates.

The UAE has earmarked October 29 as its annual ‘National Coders Day’, when everyone in the country is encouraged to explore their coding capabilities as the country pursues its aim of having the world’s largest per capita percentage of coders within 10 years.

He also highlighted plans for the UAE’s Coders’ Society which will bring together the 60,000 coders already resident in the UAE.

The summit also discussed the government’s plans to go paperless by year-end. The Dubai government will issue its last paper transaction on December 12, said Wesam Lottah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government Establishment, Digital Dubai at the GITEX Global Leaders Vision. He added that the date would mark the fulfilment of the Dubai Paperless Strategy launched in 2018. He also said the strategy has saved 13 million hours of manual transactions and 325 million sheets of paper, translating into a forest of 39,000 trees – five times the size of New York’s Central Park.

At the GITEX Global Leaders Vision, Dubai Police director-general of Artificial Intelligence, Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, also presented several new initiatives to make Dubai the world’s safest city. They include the launch of a GPS bullet vehicle camera tracking system and the world’s first floating smart, tech-loaded police station on the World Islands.

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