The Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority and Presight.ai, a unit of artificial intelligence company G42, have signed a preliminary agreement to implement the latest technologies to drive efficiency in the operations of government entities.
Under the agreement, ADAA will use Presight.ai's applications in AI, the cloud and big data to streamline the entities' auditing and public finance practices, as well as step up anti-corruption efforts, the authority said in a statement on Wednesday.
The agreement was signed by Haifa Al Balooshi, the ADAA’s director of information technology, and Adel Al Sharji, chief operating officer of Presight.ai, at the Gitex Global Week in Dubai.
The partnership will "fortify our capacity to apply best practices in governance and achieve the authority’s directive to preserve public funds and assets by keeping pace with digital transformation processes and utilising the cloud environment", Ms Al Balooshi said.
This will "reduce environmental risks and operational costs, enhancing security and regulatory compliance, and thus contributing to enhancing the overall competitiveness of the emirate of Abu Dhabi", she said.
The Abu Dhabi government is encouraging the use of digital technologies to streamline the services of entities. Government units have either led their own initiatives or have partnered with other organisations to help them realise their goal.
In August, the Abu Dhabi Global Market, the emirate's financial free zone, and the Abu Dhabi Residents Office signed a partnership that aims to encourage more investments and retain talent using the former's digital platform.
Global technology companies are also playing a part. In September, US software company Oracle opened a technology collaboration centre in Abu Dhabi that aims to help public and private sector organisations leverage the use of emerging technology to boost their bottom lines.
The agreement between the ADAA and Presight.ai will see a range of technology solutions that will be adapted to improve the authority's services, which is part of the Abu Dhabi government's vision for a technology-oriented government sector.
This will "strengthen the application of best governance practices and introduce new monitoring technologies, all to enhance Abu Dhabi's competitiveness in global governance indices", Mr Al Sharji said.
The latest agreement follows a December 2021 partnership between the two sides, in which ADAA became the first government entity to completely migrate its data centre to G42 Cloud's infrastructure.