AI and Big Data in the Battle Against Covid-19, book by official, launched at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Dr Mohamed Al Kuwaiti’s book launch at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. – Photos provided
During the ongoing Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, government officials have published a book explaining the timely strategies and ingenious tactics employed by local authorities to combat the spread of Covid-19.
A book titled “AI and Big Data in the Fight Against Covid-19” by Dr Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, the UAE Government’s Head of Cyber Security, provides interesting insights into how authorities are utilizing advanced technology.
“This book explores the critical role of technology in the UAE’s vaccination campaign to help optimize the distribution of vaccines and ensure timely delivery to its citizens,” said Al Kuwaiti, who is currently the Managing Director of the Supreme National Data Centre. National Security Council.
The book also describes efficient and effective initiatives such as national disinfection programs, drive-thru Covid-19 testing centers, field hospitals, economic stimulus packages, distance learning, food safety strategies, humanitarian initiatives, and data privacy and confidentiality.
Referring to the arsenal of smart solutions and technologies, Al Kuwaiti noted that his book sheds light on the “significant role” that AI and big data can play in tracking and predicting the spread of the coronavirus, identifying vulnerable populations, and pinpointing high-risk areas “Effective containment and mitigation measures.
By harnessing these new-age technologies, the UAE government has demonstrated an “unwavering commitment” to safeguard the health and well-being of everyone in the country.
Al Kuwaiti emphasized that readers will gain “invaluable insights” into the transformative impact of AI-driven big data analytics in the fight against the pandemic, inspiring future efforts in public health and crisis management.
He pointed out that the UAE is facing multiple challenges posed by the virus and has become a pioneer in harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and big data to tackle the outbreak head-on. By deploying cutting-edge machine learning algorithms and real-time big data analytics powered by Presight, the UAE government embarks on a transformative mission to overcome the pandemic.
Abu Dhabi-based Presight, a leading provider of artificial intelligence and big data analytics solutions, has played a key role in driving the UAE’s dynamic response to the pandemic. Its solutions enable governments to make rapid, data-driven decisions, ensuring the effective implementation of decisive measures in a rapidly changing environment.
“Without the efforts of our army of scientists, engineers and analysts from Presight.ai, the UAE’s fight against Covid-19 would not have been successful in terms of policy development and government decision-making,” Al Kuwaiti wrote in his acknowledgment road.
The book is divided into five chapters: Big Data Analytics, Predictions, and Simulations to Enable Smart Decisions; The Magic Number: R, Protecting the Vulnerable; Deep Learning for Covid-19 Infection, Risk Modeling, and Vaccine Prioritization; Covid-19 and Spatiotemporal Data Mined knowledge graphs and sentiment analysis; contact tracing, quarantine enforcement and location risk modeling.
The book signing ceremony was hosted by Trends Research and Advisory at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). A copy can be downloaded through the Trends website: https://bit.ly/ai-book-TRENDS
The Book Fair runs until Sunday (9am-10pm) at ADNEC.