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UAE approves facial ID technology in private sector

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, presided over the UAE Cabinet meeting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Sheikh Mohammed took to Twitter and said, “Today I chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers… At its inception, we blessed the historic achievement of the UAE with the arrival of the Hope Probe to Mars … an achievement for the next fifty years in the UAE through a project that enabled the scientific aspirations of the Arabs to new stations.

“During our meeting today, we approved the start of the face print experiment in some private sector services to verify the personal identity of individuals instead of submitting a lot of papers to verify personal data … an experiment led by the Ministry of Interior, and in the event of its success, it will be circulated … to facilitate the lives of customers.

“We have also approved the formation of a team to automate government work through remote communication applications … headed by the Minister of State for Digital Economy, Artificial Intelligence and Remote Work Applications .. The future of government work will be different in the coming decades…

“Today, we reconstituted the board of directors of the Etihad Train headed by Sheikh Dhiab Bin Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan… a national project that will have a permanent developmental footprint… and a work team that we know will accomplish the mission with all ability…”




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