DUBAI RegLab is a pioneering experiment for the UAE on a global level in terms of providing a safe and flexible legislation ecosystem that supports utilisation of future technologies, Abdulla bin Touq, Secretary General of the UAE Cabinet, has said.

The comments were made during a special session on RegLab at the EmTech MENA - Emerging Technologies Conference organised by MIT Review and the Dubai Future Foundation within the activities of the Dubai Future Week.

Bin Touq pointed out that RegLab aims to provide a set of flexible laws and legislations by working closely with policymakers from federal and local government authorities as well as the private sector and business leaders to develop legislations governing vital future sectors that impact societies in a positive way, and support the UAE’s role as a global incubator of innovations and creative projects in four main areas: mobility, health, 3D printing and artificial intelligence.

He praised the cooperation with the Dubai Future Foundation in issuing a set of new and flexible legislations for future technologies to mitigate any negative effects that may result from the application of these technologies in an unsafe manner, and to enhance the exchange of expertise and knowledge while keeping up with the accelerating innovation in technologies.

Bin Touq highlighted the success of the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) with the launch of “Rahal” which offers students opportunities for distance learning in government and private institutions using modern technology. It provides student with academically recognised knowledge for universities and higher education institutions.

The Secretary General of UAE Cabinet called on all government and private entities to participate in supporting the work of the Legislative Laboratory to design the future regulatory frameworks for modern innovations to support future global trends.