In September 2017, the UAE Government launched the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) (PDF, 25 MB) during the Government’s Annual Meetings. The UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution aims to strengthen the UAE's position as a global hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to increase its contribution to the national economy by means of advancing innovation and future technologies.
The strategy also outlines the path to achieve the future experience of government services by providing intelligent and interactive government services around the clock to achieve customer happiness and to position the UAE as a model for interactive cities using artificial intelligence to achieve sustainability.
The UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution focuses on a number of key fields; some of them are innovative education, artificial intelligence, intelligent genomic medicine and robotic healthcare.
- Innovative education will provide a smart and enhanced learning experience to develop advanced technologies such as science, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence.
- The adoption of intelligent and personal genomic medicine will lead to personalised medical technologies, improved health care levels and boost the UAE’s position as a global centre for healthcare.
- The adoption of robotic healthcare and research in nanotechnology will facilitate the application of telemedicine and introduce cutting-edge medical solutions such as wearable and implantable technologies.
The 4IR also aims to:
- achieve future security of water and food supply by using bioengineering sciences and advanced renewable energy technologies
- enhance economic security by adopting digital economy and blockchain technologies in financial transactions and service
- optimise the utilisation of satellite data in planning future cities
- develop advanced defence industries by developing national industries in the field of robotics and autonomous vehicle technologies.
Read news coverage relating to the launch of the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on WAM.
Updated on 30 May 2019