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Cabinet Approves Draft Decision Setting up Artificial Intelligence Committee

04 Mar, 2021 08:40 AMAl Raya Newspaper, Qatar TribuneIntended Audience
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HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held at the Amiri Diwan yesterday's noon. 

At the beginning of the meeting, the Cabinet listened to the explanation made by HE the Minister of Public Health Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari, on the latest developments to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Cabinet affirmed the continuation of work with regard to the precautionary measures that have been taken in order to combat the pandemic.

After that, the Cabinet has approved a draft decision establishing an artificial intelligence committee.

Under the draft decision, a committee named as "artificial intelligence committee" will be established at the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC). The committee will consist of three representatives of MOTC. Among them will be the head of the committee, a representative of Qatar Computing Research Institute as a vice-president, and a representative membership of each of the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Qatar Science and Technology Park, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar National Research Fund and Qatar Development Bank.

The Committee will have many functions. Among them is establishing follow-up mechanisms and implementing the Qatar Artificial Intelligence Strategy, in coordination with the ministries and relevant entities in the State of Qatar, in order to achieve the goals of the strategy, and overseeing the programs and initiatives related to artificial intelligence launched by the State. The committee will be tasked with ensuring access to, completion and review of sectors, in coordination with the ministries and relevant entities in the State. The committee will be tasked with recommending plans and programs for preparing human cadres in the field of artificial intelligence applications, in coordination with various entities, and supporting emerging companies working in artificial intelligence area and scientific research.

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