November 28, 2021

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Satellites and wastewater monitoring gadgets among digital solutions by Dubai Municipality at GITEX

The demand for a futuristic lifestyle in a connected world, has led to the natural evolution of an ecosystem in Dubai, where AI or cloud tech aren’t restricted to being sophisticated problem solvers for the few. Instead a proactive approach to use of digital innovation, has facilitated the delivery of smart tech to every resident, since they use it for commutes, resolving everyday issues and for frequent transactions, as part of the infrastructure around them.

As the Emirati tech hub earns accolades on a global stage for integrating intelligent tech into every walk of life, the seamless inclusion of machine learning in administration has contributed significantly to it. Among systems that keep Dubai a step ahead and enable it to host tech events, the city’s municipality is set to unveil smart wastewater monitoring along with 3D maps of assets, among other products at the latest edition of GITEX.

To demonstrate its efficiency, the civic body showed how a smart control centre for its digital infrastructure, is equipped to protect the drainage system from blockage, by monitoring grease traps at restaurants. It also works for solving glitches preemptively, by detecting cracks in pipelines, while ensuring regular water supply thanks to smart vision that predicts water demand.

Apart from AI for maintenance of waste water as well as supply networks, Dubai Municipality also showed off its eye in the sky atop a satellite, that tracks air quality. Following that it showed how the approval for buildings has been streamlined thanks to an automated system that studies construction plans and approves them, in order to save time.

With technology being used to create a healthy environment across the Emirates, the local organisation has deployed odor detection in Dubai’s treatment plan, to flag sulphur levels. It has also updated the Montaji app, which empowers trade via automated monitoring of cross border shipments.

In addition to all this, Dubai Municipality has created 2D and 3D maps of assets in the city, accompanied by detailed info, using geospatial data.

Among local organisations, Dubai’s road transport authority also displayed the use of AI for monitoring bicycle tracks, computer vision to protect pedestrians, and a digital system for parking.

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