Dubai: His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Teleworking Applications, confirmed that artificial intelligence has played a major role in developing the performance and quality of security and community services, and has accelerated the adoption of innovative and proactive ideas that contribute to ensuring the safety, security, happiness of community members.
H.E. Al Olama made the remarks during his recent visit to the Dubai Police General Command, where he was welcomed by Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief, His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, and a number of Dubai Police senior officers and directors.
H.E. Al Olama said that Dubai Police is one of the leading government agencies in developing best practices and innovating AI-based solutions and the tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He added that Dubai Police has come up with new ideas that keep pace with the accelerating digital transformation and enhance readiness for future requirements and challenges.
His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al-Marri valued the visit of H.E. Al Olama, and valued his efforts in cementing the cooperation and communication between government entities. He stressed that Dubai Police Artificial Intelligence Strategy aims at achieving the force’s mission and is in line with the futuristic vision of the Dubai government.
Al-Marri explained that the Strategy covers areas of Crises and Disaster Management, Operations, Forensics, Road Security, Criminal Investigation, Customers, and Futuristic Police Centres.
Dubai Police AI Strategy
Al-Marri then accompanied H.E. Al Olama to the Security Media Department, where they were briefed on the Dubai Police Artificial Intelligence Strategy, and reviewed what the force has achieved in terms of digital transformation and data science. They also reviewed the latest practices undertaken by the Dubai Police General Command in dealing with crises of various types, classifications and degrees, and how the force harnesses the latest artificial intelligence systems to interconnect its general departments and police stations.
Dubai Police Command & Control Centre
The Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Teleworking Applications then toured the Command and Control Centre where he was briefed about the latest services and initiatives that enhance security and safety in the emirate, as well as the centre’s equipment and latest additions such as the 3D map that covers Dubai, and the patrols dispatching system that ensures swift and efficient response to reports and emergency calls.
The Smart Security Prediction System
During the visit, H.E. Al Olama also learned about the force’s "Smart Security Prediction" system that foresees crimes and analyses criminal data. The system is within the framework of Dubai Police’s keenness to foresee the future and reduce crime by using mathematical, predictive analytics, and other analytical techniques in law enforcement to identify potential criminal activity.
The eCrime Platform
H.E. Al Olama then toured the eCrime Department at the General Department of Criminal Investigation, and learned about the platform which allows members of the public, private and public entities to report issues and crimes in the cyberspaces namely; suspicious emails, social media related issues, hacking, online bullying, and cyber-extortion.
The Executive Councils Complex
H.E. Al Olama and the accompanying delegation also visited the Government Initiatives Councils Complex that hosts nine councils established by Dubai Police to support the general and sub-departments in Dubai Police to come up with new and qualitative initiatives in line with the government's objectives and vision. He was also briefed on the force’s scholarship platform ‘Efaad’ which assisted 17,292 students since it was established in 2017.