How AI is splitting out of silos to drive profits in healthcare, autonomous vehicles - and beyond

Xiao has a concept for how AI will become genuinely transformative:

“Today we reside in the age of artificial narrow intelligence. Many of the AI applications are very specifically focused on a particular field. Our vision is that one day we can develop a broad intelligence: AI that can reach beyond the level of human intelligence.”

To recognize the potential of AI, G42 has developed its own Cloud company. Talal Alkaissi, CEO at G42 Cloud, explains the role this recreates in the digital economy:

“Cloud offers an interesting value proposition for digital transformation. The Cloud helps the digital infrastructure and AI solutions be committed to the industry verticals we operate in. We deliver Cloud as an outsourced utility, bringing down the total price of ownership and managing the infrastructure ranking.”

As more associations realize the value of data, Alkaissi says that digital freedom and digital sovereignty will become critical issues for administrations:

“G42 Cloud can encourage governments to ensure data residency is preserved within the country. This inspires trust for stakeholders with sensitive data to ensure that they are the owners of the future of that data, whether it’s monetization or ensuring that it’s kept safe.”

Security is also essential in healthcare, where medical decisions can hinge on data. Ashish Koshy, CEO at G42 Healthcare, states that digital tools could make us all wholesomer:

“We want to create AI and digitization tools that reduce the healthcare responsibility, transitioning from sick care to preventive care. We have utilized advanced AI techniques and vast computing resources to rev the detection of COVID-19. Our AI models can witness lung cancer, brain lesions, and cardiac abnormalities, enabling advances in chronic disease control.”

Other consequences in geospatial data analytics are fast-growing, and AI is revolutionizing how data is leveraged in the sector. Hasan Al Hosani, CEO at Bayanat, a G42 enterprise, explains how High Altitude Pseudo-satellites (HAPS) work:

“The HAPS is an aerial platform that sits in the stratosphere. It can provide different kinds of data from telecoms to remote sensing, powered by renewable and carbon negative energy. The HAPS has been part of the stage one trial of the Middle East’s first fleet of independent ride hailing vehicles and we are launching the robo-bus, performing on level four of autonomous driving technology.”

But where does all this data reside? Hasan Al Naqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centers, states that even data storage is changing to meet the requirements of modern AI applications:

“Data centers are evolving more and more modular and agile to accommodate all requirements: from hyperscale data centers, to small company and edge data centers developed for IOT and low latency implementations. Data center operators are well designed to take care of the complete ecosystem and be customized to the customers’ business requirements.”

Khazna Data Centers presently operate 11 data centers, with projects for three more to be obtained online by the close of 2023. Al Naqbi says that through, sustainability is a crucial consideration:

“We are determined to operate environmentally friendly and responsible facilities. Hopefully, in the next the future, we will become one of the largest players in this industry.”

G42 may concentrate on technology, but it still requires human talent. Maymee Kurian, Group Chief Human Capital and Culture Officer at G42, states that AI can support her in her search to discover and promote talent:

“Data and analytics deliver actionable insights to HR, guaranteeing we bring the best talent to our teams. Possessing talent is difficult but through listening to our team, we persist to make G42 a place where employees feel valued and thrive. With diversity comes strength: we operate about 75 nationalities, 30 percent female employees and have a robust Emirati workforce.”

For Peng Xiao, there is a clear mission for G42 to learn the developing technologies of AI.”

“AI is not just another tool. AI has a capability of learning and developing itself. AI can benefit the whole humankind profoundly. We have to ensure AI evolves the next utility that can transform and improve every part of our community.”