His Excellency Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, United Arab Emirates
The minister of the future
His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama has been appointed as Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence following the Cabinet reshuffle of October 2017. His responsibilities include enhancing government performance by investing in the latest technologies and tools of artificial intelligence and applying them in various sectors.Al Olama is currently the Managing Director of the World Government Summit in the Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future. His Excellency was the Deputy Director of the Future Department at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future. Al Olama contributed to the preparation of the UAE Centennial 2071 strategy and the UAE 4th Industrial Revolution Strategy. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation and Deputy Managing Director of the Foundation.
“AI is not negative or positive... As with every technology on Earth, it really depends on how we use it and how we implement it.”