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HBMSU launches smart building in Dubai

Artificial Intelligence and app allows optimal user control of lighting, cooling and other facilities on campus

  • His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in DubaiImage Credit:
  • UAE, October 7, 2018 – His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and GeImage Credit:
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Dubai: Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart University (HBMSU) officially launched its smart building in Dubai on Sunday.

Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, who is chairman of HBMSU’s board of governors, inaugurated the smart building.

Tamim said: “The launch of the building is a part of the future initiatives aimed at supporting national efforts towards making the UAE a new centre for the development of Artificial Intelligence [AI] mechanisms, techniques and legislation. The building is being developed in accordance with the highest international standards of quality, innovation, sustainability and technology, as solid pillars for building an educational system that is the smartest in the world. We look forward with confidence to the new building that meets the highest standards of creativity and smartness. The project will create an innovative environment to prepare young generations by equipping them with education, knowledge and determination to take our country to even greater heights.”

The building’s smart campus application connects four smart systems with AI, such as power and efficiency control, lighting system, cooling system and building management system. Each of the systems works individually to gather information and data in an automated way, and to deliver it to the smart application, which in turn processes and analyses the data received and responds using AI techniques.

The application allows users to interact with the facilities of the building and access information directly, with the possibility of personal control of the ideal brightness of light and temperature within the academic offices and meeting rooms at the click of a button.

The system improves energy savings and reduces operational costs, while achieving the highest standards of sustainability and innovation, HBMSU said.

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