Bee’ah and EVOTEQ launch UAE’s first AI platform for offices of future

Beeah new HeadquartersPhoto AETOSWire 1539166888Bee’ah’s new futuristic HQ. (Image source: Bee’ah)Bee’ah, sustainability solutions provider in the Middle East, and Evoteq, its technology partner, have announced the launch of the UAE’s first advanced artificial intelligence (AI) platform for offices of the future

The AI platform will digitally transform offices and operations to maximise productivity, business excellence and sustainable practices.

The platform was developed by Bee’ah’s digital unit in partnership with technology pioneer Evoteq and support from the higher committee for the digital transformation of Sharjah. The unique system will be deployed in its pilot phase in 2019 at Bee’ah’s new headquarters.

Utilising a hybrid of cutting-edge sensors, interfaces, algorithms and processing power, the Software as a Service (SaaS) based platform will have its own persona and voice-activated interface making it easy to interact with to simplify the most complex of tasks. It will seamlessly integrate into existing work environments and aid users to function at an optimised, accelerated rate by streamlining day to day tasks and all business operations.

Through machine learning and innovative features such as facial recognition, it will engage with visitors and unlock smart functions that offer guidance, book appointments, document information, review staff duties, reallocate resources and auto-fill applications adding a personal element to the way governments and businesses operate.

In keeping with the UAE strategy for AI, the revolutionary platform will facilitate the nation’s transition from e-governments to AI-powered government systems. Government employees will also avail a vast array of smart integrated services, such as frictionless access to office premises using facial recognition.

Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, executive chairman of the department of government relations and chairman of the higher committee for the digital transformation of Sharjah, said, “As we adopt innovative technologies that allow employees to work smarter, communicate effectively, and stay productive, we recognise the importance of AI and automation in ensuring the long-term future of our government services. The world-class AI platform propels Sharjah towards the forefront of the AI and data revolution at an exponential rate. With this system, there are limitless possibilities for enriching businesses and improving the quality of life for citizens.”

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the AI structure will be the office of the future; using technology to advance office productivity, streamlining communications, enabling fully sustainable operations while being powered by 100 per cent renewable energy and achieving the highest LEED certification for green buildings.

Additionally, to providing a safe, healthy and secure work environment for Bee’ah’s personnel, the system will provide a futuristic experience for visitors. It will undertake the entire visitor concierge experience, via robots; hosting meetings and supporting multimedia tasks, while ensuring functional ambience according to sustainability parameters.

Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, commented, “Innovation has always been central to everything Bee’ah does, and we have used technology and innovation to spearhead our growth. Our AI system is being developed to create offices of the future that enable faster, better and more sustainable workplaces. It effectively automates data collection, logistics, and other business functions while monitoring factors like energy consumption. In addition to enhancing the smart capabilities of our HQ, we believe this system, once rolled out, will have a tangible impact on the operations of governments and entities across the region.”

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