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Smart Cities summit explores roles of AI and IoT in advancing economy

Smart Cities summit explores roles of AI and IoT in advancing economy

It was inaugurated by H E Dr Yahya bin Nasser al Khusaibi, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Legal Affairs.

Held beneath the patronage of the Information Technology Authority (ITA), more than two days this year’s summit addresses the most recent initiatives in manufacturing, education, urban improvement, cognitive city organizing, use of Internet of Things (IoT) in the oil and gas market and sophisticated options for Artificial Intelligence (AI) inside the logistics and healthcare industries. The theme is ‘AI and IoT for advancing the National Economy’.

Dr Bader Salim al Manthari, deputy CEO for Infrastructure &amp eServices, ITA, stated that the sultanate is prepared to invest in Smart Cities with Oman Broadband network offering higher-speed Internet that creates the important circumstances for enabling Smart Cities. Steps have been taken to hyperlink 18 governmental internet sites and function is beneath way to contain much more than 46 other internet sites in order to facilitate information exchange and solutions integration. In addition, efforts are becoming produced in the eGovernment transformation strategy culminating in the launch of more than 700 eServices.

He added, “We have recently witnessed the cooperation of a number of government entities to launch the first Smart City in Oman based on innovative technologies and applications to deliver high quality services and improve citizens’ living standards.”

The opening day had crucial speeches which includes the ‘Essentiality of Smart Cities for a Diverse Economy’ by Fadi Nasser of Omantel ‘Rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’ by Khaled Mostafa, Oracle ‘ICT implementation for Oman’s Smart City Development’ by Abdulaziz Jaafar from Ooredoo, amongst other people. Interactive panel discussions have been held on ‘Smart City Initiatives in Oman’ and ‘Oman’s Readiness for the fourth Industrial Revolution’.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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