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The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, has approved a draft decision establishing an Artificial Intelligence Committee.
The draft decision stipulates that an “Artificial Intelligence Committee” will be established at the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC). The committee will consist of three representatives of MoTC, among them will be the head of the committee, a representative of Qatar Computing Research Institute as a vice-president, and a representative membership of each of the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Qatar Science and Technology Park, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar National Research Fund and Qatar Development Bank.
The committee will specialise in establishing follow-up mechanisms and will implement the Qatar Artificial Intelligence Strategy, in coordination with the ministries and relevant authorities, with a view to achieving the goals of the strategy, supervising the programmes and initiatives related to artificial intelligence launched by the state.
The committee will be tasked with ensuring access to, completion and review of sectors, in coordination with the ministries and relevant authorities, and recommend plans and programmes for preparing human cadres in the field of artificial intelligence applications, in coordination with various authorities, and support emerging companies working in artificial intelligence area and scientific research.
The Cabinet meeting also affirmed the continuation of precautionary measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic after listening to the explanation provided by Minister of Public Health on the latest developments on the virus.
The Cabinet also approved the Minister of Commerce and Industry’s draft decision amending some provisions of Resolution No 161 of 2017 regarding the general and special requirements that must be met in similar commercial, industrial and public shops. The draft resolution aims to lay down special requirements for places that provide massage and non-therapeutic massage services.
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