Shaikh Mohammad approves agreements for testing future technologies

02 May 2019

Shaikh Mohammad approves agreements for testing future technologies

Gulf News
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Dubai: Two new cooperation agreements to create a safe environment for testing experimental regulations for future technologies were approved in Dubai on Thursday.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai attended the signing of two agreements between RegLab, and the Dubai Future Foundation and Dubai’s Supreme Legislation Committee, to consolidate government efforts in creating an optimal environment for agile legislations. RegLab was represented at the signing ceremony by the Secretariat General of the UAE Cabinet at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future.

The initiative seeks to reinforce the UAE’s position as a global testbed for cutting-edge technologies.

The signing ceremony was attended by Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

The cooperation between government entities will support the development of agile laws and regulations that can help evaluate the impact of modern technologies and assess risks arising from their unsafe application.

“RegLab combines federal and local efforts to introduce agile legislations that can help us keep pace with recent technological advancements. This initiative reflects the government’s efforts to improve the lives of individuals through modern technologies,” said Abdullah Bin Touq, Secretary General of the UAE Cabinet at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future.

RegLab’s agreement with the Dubai Future Foundation creates a framework for collaboration in designing and managing the RegLab website that will facilitate the process of submitting and reviewing applications.

The largest laboratory for agile legislation, RegLab seeks to anticipate and develop future laws governing the use and application of technology. RegLab aims to create a reliable and transparent legislative environment, introduce new legislations and enhance existing ones, regulate advanced technology products and applications and provide a secure legislative environment for encouraging investment in future sectors.

As part of the cooperation between government entities, a number of specialised workshops on future technologies such as artificial intelligence and Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies will be organised.

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