The UAE Aims To Entice Tesla & Other Autonomous Driving Firms

he UAE plans to help companies working on autonomous driving, including Tesla, accelerate their work. The Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar Al Olama, spoke to BloombergTV and shared how the Gulf nation wants to boost its digital economy with leadership in this sector over the next 5 years. Dubai Future Lab, which is owned by Dubai Future Foundation, is also entering partnerships in this space, according to Minister Al Olama.

Minister Al Olama indicates they are trying to entice companies by providing them with data — but it’s not clear exactly what data he is referring to. “Usually it costs a lot of money for them to collect all this data, but as a government, we can collect it and then give it to them as an incentive to start up,” Al Olama explained.