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VP unveils ‘Edge of Govt’ platform
February 10, 2018
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DUBAI: The Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Friday unveiled the “Edge of Government” platform, as part of the 6th World Government Summit, which will be held from Sunday to Tuesday in Dubai.

Organised by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation, the platform aims to encourage leaders and visitors to look closer at innovation and experiment with new approaches, to see how governments can effectively explore and keep pace with a wider array of available tools and options.

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Sheikh Mohammed also opened the new temporary “Museum of the Future” as part of the World Government Summit at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

The museum will offer visitors an interactive experience about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it will affect different aspects of life in the future, offering an exciting way to discover tomorrow’s trends and opportunities.

Sheikh Mohammed stressed that future governments must adopt innovative approaches to proactively tackle challenges and develop sustainable and effective solutions, for the wellbeing of citizens.

“Governments that place the well-being of people at the heart of its efforts achieve progressive development and add to the journey of human advancement. We, in the UAE, believe in innovation. Therefore, we have transformed our beloved country into a global incubator for innovation, solution development and partnerships,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

The “Edge of Government” innovation experience will challenge visitors to think in new and counter-intuitive ways about how to solve current and key challenges. Its main goal is to inform and promote new thinking through an interactive experience and inspire visitors to connect with the innovators behind the case studies being showcased.

WAM

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