The United Arab Emirates ("UAE") has taken another step forward to establish itself as a global leader in the development of futuristic technologies by implementing a new law permitting the grant licences for innovative technologies, including artificial intelligence. 

Under the new law, the UAE Cabinet is empowered to grant an interim licence for implementing any innovative project based on modern futuristic technologies or artificial intelligence where there is no UAE regulatory authority for such a project. The licences granted will be for a limited time only and will provide the UAE with an opportunity to test controls, conditions and procedures that will form the basis of a new legislative framework for futuristic projects. 

The implementation of this new law is in line with the UAE's Centennial 2071 objectives and UAE AI Strategy to provide an environment where innovation and futuristic technologies are encouraged to thrive.