In an exciting development, two major players, G42 and Microsoft, have joined forces to work together more closely. They have formed a unique partnership to provide super secure cloud services and advanced artificial intelligence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This partnership could bring significant changes to how technology works and how safe it is in this part of the world.
Empowering the UAE Public Sector and Regulated Industries
The central part of this partnership involves something called Microsoft’s “sovereign cloud.” It is like a super secure computer system designed to meet the stringent rules of the UAE government and specific industries. This system will keep important information safe and allow people to use the latest tech tools in the cloud. It will also ensure everything follows the UAE’s privacy and legal rules. This partnership is possible because G42 knows much about what the UAE needs, so they can ensure everything works just right for the people and companies here.
Pioneering AI-Enabled Industry Solutions
G42 and Microsoft are not only working on cloud services, but they are also coming up with really smart solutions using artificial intelligence (AI). These solutions will be used in different areas like healthcare and life sciences, energy, protecting the environment, and projects of national significance. They are even helping with a big conference in the UAE called COP28. This is not just about technological advancement; it is about making the UAE a hub for innovation and sustainability on the global stage.
A Boost to the Tech Ecosystem
This partnership is not just about what they are offering right away. G42 and Microsoft aim to empower other tech companies and partners in the UAE, too. They will provide services within the country and create new ways for their partners to sell their products and solutions. This will be valuable for Microsoft’s partners, as they can offer specific solutions for different industries in the UAE. Also, Microsoft plans to make its services even more available in the UAE through Khazna Data Centers, a joint venture between G42 and e&.
A Safer and More Resilient Digital Environment
Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security for the United Arab Emirates Government and director of The National Data Centre under The Supreme Council for National Security, thinks this partnership is great for making digital things more secure and efficient for the government and specific industries. He believes it will make it easier for people to use services, encourage new ideas, and protect people’s private information. Additionally, it will make the UAE even better at keeping things safe online and help economic growth.
A Holistic Approach to Societal Resilience
Peng Xiao, the CEO of G42, wants to highlight that this partnership is not just about technology. It is about building a complete system that helps society to grow and become stronger. G42 and Microsoft work together to change how industries work, create chances for businesses to succeed, and improve people’s and communities’ lives. Their goal is to have a big, positive effect on everyone in society.
A Commitment to Responsible Innovation
Microsoft’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Judson Althoff, talked about the role of generative AI technology to help solve problems for businesses, society, and the environment. This partnership with G42 will give the government and other public services powerful new AI tools that are advanced. These tools are part of an extensive and organized computer system, and they make sure your data is kept private, things are secure, and everyone follows the rules.
Supporting the UAE’s Vision for Innovation
Samer Abu-Ltaif, Microsoft’s Corporate VP and President for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, commended the UAE for its forward-thinking approach to adopting cutting-edge technology. He said that by working closely together, Microsoft and G42 actively support the UAE to make new AI solutions to help economic growth and solve community problems. They are giving people and businesses the tools they need to develop innovative ideas and make life better for everyone.
This announcement marks a significant milestone since G42 and Microsoft’s initial intention to partner earlier this year, in April 2023. The two companies plan to strengthen their collaboration further as they move forward, promising even more innovative solutions in the coming months. The UAE’s tech landscape is preparing for a transformational journey that combines technological prowess, innovation, and a commitment to societal well-being.