Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence set to add $182bn to UAE economy by 2035

Blog note. Revelation 13:14 … And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (Emphasis added). Will those alive during the Tribulation know the difference between the ‘real’ antichrist or the image of the antichrist? Are peoples in rural Asia, Africa, South America, Central America and elsewhere in the world aware of these types of technologies? Do they know and understand how these technologies work? Could ‘someone’ (antichrist/false prophet) use these technologies to ‘deceive them that live on the earth by the means of how the false miracles occur’? I’m deadly serious about this! End of note.

Artificial intelligence set to add $182bn to UAE economy by 2035

Globally, AI will lead to an economic boost of $14 trillion, according to Accenture research

Mon 21 May 2018 02:26 PM. Arabian Business.

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology may boost the UAE’s economy by 1.6 percent and add $182 billion to its economy by 2035, according to a new report by Accenture.

The report – which examined 15 industries in the UAE and 13 in neighbouring Saudi Arabia – AI will bring the most significant impacts on the financial services, health and transport and storage industries, with increases of $37 billion, $22 billion and $19 billion, respectively, added to their annual gross value added (GVA).

The education and construction sectors – both of which are labour-intensive – will see GVA increases of $6 billion and $8 billion over the same period, respectively, due to AI-enabled productivity boosts than in turn lead to increased profitability.

According to the research, AI technologies will lead to an increase of $215 billion in GVA in Saudi Arabia. On a global level, Accenture believes that AI could boost profitability by 38 percent, leading to an economic boost of $14 trillion by 2035.

“The level of growth that AI stands to bring to the UAE’s economy in unparalleled,” said Amir El Saadani, the managing director of Accenture’s Financial Services practice in the Middle East and Turkey. “The nation’s leaders already understand the impact of this powerful technology, evidenced by the appointment of the first Minister of AI last year.

El Saadani added that while AI-led growth will be felt across a number of sectors, the financial services sector “has the most to gain.”

“[This] isn’t surprising, given that many of its jobs can be significantly augmented with AI and machine learning,” he said. “In addition, Accenture reporters have already shown that banking executives globally are taking action to transform their businesses through the use of AI.”

In the report, Accenture identified five areas that will need to be considered by policy makers as AI technologies become increasingly common: growing the local talent pipeline using AI, advocating for a code of ethics, becoming a global testbed for social AI, preparing workers for AI, and minimising the impact of labour market dislocation.

“With governments in the region looking to break free from a decades-long dependence on oil, AI can act as a key driver to future growth,” El Saadani said. “However, to overcome the social and economic challenges that can arise from a shift of this magnitude, governments will have to put in place a robust roadmap to enable their countries to fully reap the rewards of this powerful technology.

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