R. Raši: Artificial intelligence is a challenge for us

Deputy Prime Minister Richard Raši welcomed the Minister for Artificial Intelligence from the United Araba Emirates (UAE) as part of continuing cooperation and deepening of recent discussions of high UAE officials and experts with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Preceding meetings, discussions and sharing of experience in artificial intelligence, Smart Cities and accelerators have attracted another important representative of the United Arab Emirates to Slovakia. A delegation led by H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister for Artificial Intelligence of the United Arab Emirates has arrived to its two-day visit to Slovakia as a follow-up of preceding visits of his colleagues in our country.

“Our objective is to make the best use of recent meetings and experience sharing in the field of artificial intelligence, supporting start-ups and Smart Cities solutions and form a particular shape of our mutual cooperation with representatives of the Emirates”, Richard Raši said.

The topic of discussions of Richard Raši and His excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama was the artificial intelligence (AI). Both representatives welcomed the developing cooperation and agreed on singing a memorandum of understanding and setting up a committee for artificial intelligence composed of experts on both parts. Subsequently, the delegation met with experts from research institutions and private companies associated in the Slovak Research Center for Artificial Intelligence – slovak.AI, where its members presented their activities and existing AI solutions.

Development of artificial intelligence is of key importance for the future of Slovakia and it means acceleration of the digitalisation of industry and economy. Therefore, we welcome the initiative of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic to intensify the cooperation with countries and international institutions that are global leaders in this field”, emphasised Gabriel Galgóci, member of the Management Board of the slovak.AI and President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia.

Their next steps will go to the National Agency for Network and Electronic Services (NASES), as well as to the National Centre of Health Information (NCZI).

“It is our honour to welcome another delegation from Dubai and discuss with them the concept of central digital services of the state in Slovakia. We will provide them with explanation of the processes and their benefits in prepared projects whose aim is to simplify access of people to electronic services of the state as well as to make their design more attractive and simplify their use. The meeting will also discuss Mobile ID, mobile electronic inbox as well as payments for electronic services using smartphones. In the presentation, we intend to practically demonstrate examples of life situations on the slovensko.sk portal and the official delivering to the electronic inbox”, Peter Ďurica, Director General of NASES, said about the meeting the with delegation.

The benefit of electronization of health care for physicians and patients, especially the eHealth project will be presented by Peter Blaškovitš, Director General of NCZI. “Slovakia is a leader from among neighbouring countries”, Blaškovitš reminds. “The presentation will include current key functionalities, such as ePrescription, eExamination and the future of eHealth in Slovakia”, he added.

Today’s meeting of Deputy Prime Minister Richard Raši and H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama is a next step in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was initiated by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for Investments and Informatization by his speech at the World Government Summit in Dubai and which has continued by enhancing contacts with key government officials in Dubai, such as J.E. Aisha Butti Bin Bishr, information expert of the Smart Dubai Office and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs of the UAE.

The United Araba Emirates is the first country in the world that set up its Ministry for Artificial Intelligence. The strategy of Arab Emirates focuses on the use of artificial intelligence in the field of transport, health and, in currently topical issues such as renewable resources, technologies, education and environment.

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