DUBAI, 28th July, WAM / The Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UAE, which is supervised by the Dubai Future Foundation, launched the second edition of the “Smart Games Competition” in cooperation with the “World Economic Forum”, with the aim of employing artificial intelligence techniques and applications in developing smart games that contribute to the development of smart games.
Enhancing the creative learning process and social interaction among children, and developing their abilities to acquire knowledge.
Those wishing to participate in the competition, including innovators, entrepreneurs, game developers and startups specialized in various advanced technology sectors from around the world, can submit their ideas and projects no later than August 31, 2022 via the website:/www.dubaifuture.ae/programs/smart-toys// .
The Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UAE, which was launched in partnership between the UAE government and the World Economic Forum, aims through this competition to empower children and help them overcome various challenges, through creative and entertaining content based on artificial intelligence, taking into account the ethical guidelines adopted to protect children. their data and privacy.
The “Smart Games Competition” includes seven categories, including: “educational toys,” “creative toys,” “programming toys,” “robotic toys,” “children’s companion toys,” a “smart speaker for children” category, as well as a “smart speaker for children” category. “The Most Creative Proposition in Employing Artificial Intelligence for Children”.
The winners of the competition will be announced during a special honoring ceremony to be held on this occasion at the Museum of the Future in conjunction with the International Children’s Day, which falls on November 20 each year.
The winners will also receive a “global accreditation badge” indicating that the game has won the “Smart Games” competition, in addition to the opportunity to participate in future initiatives launched by the World Economic Forum in relation to smart games and artificial intelligence governance.
A specialized jury comprising experts from the government and private sectors will evaluate the entries based on a set of criteria and conditions set by the World Economic Forum in the “Artificial Intelligence Tools for Children” guide, including consideration of the ethics governing the impact of artificial intelligence, such as equality and impartiality, inclusiveness and inclusion of all Categories, responsibility, security, and transparency.
Maryam Al Muhairi, Director of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UAE, stressed that organizing the smart games competition in cooperation with the World Economic Forum embodies the importance of the role of global partnerships in developing innovative solutions for vital sectors such as the education sector and transforming them into effective tools for development and development, especially in light of the rapid global transformations we are experiencing.
And the great reliance on artificial intelligence applications, and the huge changes that many sectors are witnessing, including the entertainment sector and children’s games.” She pointed out that smart game applications will open new horizons for the development of educational practices that go beyond the traditional learning process, through smart content tailored to the needs of each child, taking into account Privacy, and all ethical guidelines regarding the protection of children from any potential negatives of modern technologies.
For her part, Kai Firth Butterfield, Head of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Sector, and Member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum,
said: “We are pleased to partner with the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UAE to launch this initiative aimed at protecting and empowering children, and developing standards for the use of artificial intelligence applications in providing Child-friendly learning options while emphasizing the importance of a commitment to providing access, independence and inclusion for children’s games.”
The Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UAE had joined the Artificial Intelligence Generation Program launched by the World Economic Forum in 2020, and is supervising it to study the impact of adopting technical solutions and relying on artificial intelligence on privacy and mental health of children.
It is noteworthy that the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UAE, which was launched within the framework of strategic cooperation between the UAE government and the World Economic Forum, is working to study the radical changes taking place in global economies, societies and policies with the aim of unifying
visions and coordinating efforts to benefit from emerging technology tools and digital transactions in developing services And discover promising opportunities in all future sectors.