The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Microsoft have activated OpenAI GPT technology in the Azure Qatar Cloud, offering government entities access to the most advanced AI models in the world to innovate and create cutting-edge applications.
The launch of the OpenAI GPT feature comes in line with MCIT’s efforts to enable government entities with the latest technologies and support their digital transformation journey, as large-scale AI models are quickly becoming an essential platform to find creative, innovative solutions for the issues and challenges faced by institutions. In line with the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the Qatar e-Government Portal "Hukoomi" will be among the first portals in the region to adopt OpenAI GPT capabilities through Azure Qatar, to improve the user experience, deliver unprecedented levels of efficiency and speed, and raise the quality and performance of the Portal.
Commenting on the announcement, an official source at MCIT said: “Qatar always strives to contribute to the development of the technology world from artificial intelligence and machine learning to the Internet of Things. It provides all the needs of various sectors through incubators and accelerators in the country. MCIT is keen to adopt and benefit from the latest modern technologies to contribute to the creation of a knowledge-based digital economy.”
The spokesperson of Microsoft Qatar said: “By extending OpenAI GPT capabilities as part of Azure Qatar offering, we are enabling government entities to fast-track innovation while maximizing their existing technology investments. This comes as part of our commitment to bring the best-in-class technologies to Qatar in support of the government’s ambitions to accelerate the country’s digital transformation and cloud adoption.”