Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, aged just 27, will be the UAE’s first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence. The aim is to make the government rely further on AI technologies and prepare for the UAE 2031 AI strategy, as well as work on long-term goals set by the UAE such as establishing the first human settlement on Mars by 2117.

The two “realistic” and short-term goals will be going entirely digital by 2021, and automating 25% of the total transportation by 2030.