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Artificial Intelligence in the Gulf

Challenges and Opportunities

Palgrave Macmillan
  • First scholarly book that covers AI in the GCC context.

  • Includes case studies from diverse disciplines (e.g., engineering, policy-making and governance, economics, social science, and data science)Chapters also cover topics on AI and implications for women, Islamic schools of thought on AI, and AI and well-being in cities and urban spaces

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. An Introduction to AI in the GCC

      • Elie Azar, Anthony N. Haddad
      Pages 3-8
    3. Framework of Study and Book Organization

      • Elie Azar, Anthony N. Haddad
      Pages 9-12
  3. Data, Governance and Regulations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Public Sector Data for Academic Research: The Case of the UAE

      • Aleksandar Abu Samra, Toufic Mezher, Elie Azar
      Pages 15-46
  4. Existing Opportunities and Sectoral Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93
  5. Society, Utopia and Dystopia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-161
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 303-303
    2. Outlook for the Future of AI in the GCC

      • Elie Azar, Anthony N. Haddad
      Pages 305-310
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 311-315

About this book

This book presents the first broad reflection on the challenges, opportunities, and implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Unique results and insights are derived through case studies from diverse disciplines, including engineering, economics, data science, policy-making, governance, and humanscience. Particularly related to these ‘softer’ disciplines, we make some unexplored yet topical contributions to the literature, with a focus on the GCC (but by no means limited to it), including AI and implications for women, Islamic schools of thought on AI, and the power of AI to help deliver wellbeing and happiness in cities and urban spaces. Finally, the readers are provided with a synthesis of ideas, lessons learned, and a path forward based on the diverse content of the chapters. The book caters to the educated non specialist with interest in AI, targeting a wide audience including professionals, academics, government officials, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and non-governmental organizations.

Elie Azar is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering atKhalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His research on data-driven methods to improve the built environment's performance is frequently featured in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences, earninghim multiple academic awards and distinctions. Elie is also the author of books on Sustainability and Smart Cities in the Gulf.

Anthony N. Haddad is Senior Manager for Pan-MENA Initiatives at Amazon. Anthony's work at Amazon is focused on building scalable logistics and retail products and services in the cross-border ecommerce space, including new country expansions. Previously, Anthony worked in strategy management consulting in the GCC, advising clients across government, telecommunications and national education systems.

Keywords

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Disruptive Technology
  • Global Economy
  • economic potential
  • emerging-market
  • Gulf Cooperative Council
  • knowledge-based economies
  • AI investment
  • digital transformation
  • Data and AI
  • AI knowledge and technology
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Gulf
  • AI Governance and Regulations
  • Access to data for AI research
  • AI Sectoral Applications
  • Societal Impacts of AI
  • Women in AI
  • Religion and AI
  • AI and Wellbeing

Editors and Affiliations

  • Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Elie Azar

  • Amazon, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Anthony N. Haddad

About the editors

Elie Azar is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering atKhalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His research on data-driven methods to improve the built environment's performance is frequently featured in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences, earninghim multiple academic awards and distinctions. Elie is also the author of books on Sustainability and Smart Cities in the Gulf.

Anthony N. Haddad is Senior Manager for Pan-MENA Initiatives at Amazon. Anthony's work at Amazon is focused on building scalable logistics and retail products and services in the cross-border ecommerce space, including new country expansions. Previously, Anthony worked in strategy management consulting in the GCC, advising clients across government, telecommunications and national education systems.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-0771-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)