The UAE's National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) and Presight, a G42 company and a leader in big data analytics powered by artificial intelligence (AI), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance UAE’s management of any crisis and emergency situation using big data analytics powered by AI
Presight will work closely with the NCEMA to create a state-of-the-art AI platform for the emergency and crisis management ecosystem that serves the emergency management community including police departments, civil defense, and emergency medical services. It will empower authorities with critical information, personalised alerts, and actionable recommendations, making it a vital tool for proactive emergency preparedness. In addition, the platform enables the emergency and crisis management community to ensure readiness, achieve prevention, and finally recover according to the comprehensive concept of emergency and crisis management.
The platform will provide a single window of operations for all NCEMA centres in the UAE, starting with Abu Dhabi and thereafter expanding to other emirates in stages. It also supports other operations centres of the member agencies in the emergency and crisis management community.
H.E. Ali Rashed AlNedyadi, director general of NCEMA commented, “We in the UAE through our national competent entities in the Emergency and Crisis Management Community put human development and future foresight at the utmost of our priorities, such developments are not possible without implementing state-of-the-art techniques such as AI which are becoming evidently vital. Today’s agreement marks a futuristic approach in Emergency and Crisis Management. The world had noticed that we live in a period of volatility and various challenges, such partnerships in emergency management assure that we become prepared for all scenarios not just today but for tomorrow as well.
H.E. Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, head of Cybersecurity of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, added that developing a fully featured and integrated national crises and disasters technological platform creates opportunities and empowers the efforts of the emergency, crisis and disaster management community by using the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data to make data exchange and applications’ usage secure, and compliant according to governance standards and policies.