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Sharjah unveils first of its kind Smart Government Media Platform at GITEX

Baku, October 15, AZERTAC

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council unveiled on Monday the first of its kind Smart Media Platform by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) at the “GITEX Technology Week” in Dubai.

The new media platform that works through an electronic cloud is part of Sharjah’s participation in GITEX Technology Week. The platform helps control media content, publish and archive images and monitor news across various media and social networks according to highest quality standards.

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council (SMC) said, “We are pleased to launch today the first of its kind in the region Smart Media Platform, developed by Sharjah Government Media Bureau in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.”

The importance of this platform lies in its consolidation of the essentials of media work in Sharjah, which is keen to build world-class media competencies and unify media discourse, as well as to promote constructive interaction with the media sector in and outside the country, emphasised the SMC Chairman.

“The Smart Media Platform is unique for its use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), assisting Sharjah in its quest to lead and manage the future media. This aligns with the outlook of the UAE, which constitutes an example in utilising Artificial Intelligence,” said Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi.

The Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council pointed out that the Emirate has initiated a number of projects and plans in recent times as part of the vision of HH the Ruler of Sharjah in order to boost the media presence and narrative of the Emirate.

Also present were Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Director General of Sharjah Department of eGovernment, HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, HE Khalifa Al Tunaiji, Chairman of Sharjah Department of Housing, HE Sultan bin Buti Al Muhairi, Secretary General of Sharjah Executive Council, HE Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of SGMB, Khalifa Al Shaibani, General Manager of Weqaya and Abdulaziz Taryam, Adviser to CEO and Director General of Etisalat, Northern Region.

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