Bahrain has announced that it is to pilot new guidelines by the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The announcement was made during the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China on 3 July. The Country aims that the project with WEF will build a global knowledge-base that can be used by other governments as AI can deliver huge benefits to citizens.
Bahrain has partnered with the UK government to help design the guidelines and assess them in real-world conditions. By this announcement WEF and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) will work closely with the Bahrain Information and eGovernment Authority. Bahrain will join the UK in piloting the framework and providing feedback.
Bahrain has announced in 2017, that it would bring governments, businesses, start-ups and civil society together to co-design guidelines to empower governments to responsibly and sustainably deploy AI technology.
Bahrain has earned a reputation to its innovative regulatory framework, strong technology ecosystem and rapid shift to eGovernment. Now, Bahrain’s announcement to work with WEF demonstrates the Centre Network’s unique ability to accelerate and scale innovative ways to govern emerging technology.
Official language: Arabic
King: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Crown Prince: Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Prime Minister: Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
Currency: Bahraini dinar (BHD)
The Kingdom of Bahrain is an island country in the Persian Gulf.