National Artificial Intelligence Strategy for Qatar

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Qatar needs an overarching AI strategy that supports the national vision and is rooted in its local context. This QCAI paper presents an overview of the AI strategy that Qatar’s government can adopt to prepare for the coming AI revolution. The goal of this strategy is to leverage AI to secure Qatar’s economic and strategic future and prepare the society for effective adoption of AI technology that is aligned with local needs and traditions.
In Qatar, since its inception, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) has been a thought leader in using AI in areas of computing research that have brought positive impact to the citizens and society of Qatar. Recognizing the increasing importance of AI, QCRI recently established the Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence (QCAI) that has a broader ambit and address research, education and policy issues related to AI. QCAI has prepared this document with the intent to inform and advise Qatar’s leadership on AI, its potential and challenges and proposed a path forward.