GITEX Technology Week: Dubai Customs has launched open data contest. A winner each from category of customs’ staff, public and college students to be awarded
DWTC , Dubai
06 December 2020, 10:00 AM
09 December 2020, 05:00 PM
Dubai Customs is taking part in GITEX Technology Week with 12 innovative blockchain and artificial intelligence-based projects, along with “the most advanced inspection equipment”.
Along with the GITEX week, Dubai Customs launched ‘Datathon Al Furdah’, the open data challenge to develop software using Dubai Customs’ open data through Dubai Pulse.
Three winning projects will be awarded during GITEX, which ends on Thursday. Participants in the challenge were divided into three categories: Dubai Customs employees, the public, and college and technical institute students. There will be one winner for each category.
The challenge will gather a host of specialists and innovators who will seek to find out solutions that benefit customs and the national economy following the Dubai Plan 2021.
Dubai Customs will display a number of projects in the exhibition under the theme ‘We Innovate for a Sustainable Future’, including ‘The Cross Border E-Commerce Platform’, which utilises block chain technology to integrate and automate operations between Customs, free zones, logistics, and courier companies. iDeclare is a smart mobile app to securely submit a declaration on the go. The app bypasses the current traditional paper forms.
Meanwhile, the Al Munasiq application helps clients avoid any mistakes in their customs declarations due to a wrong entry of the HS Code for goods, and, accordingly, avoid any consequent fines.
The projects also include the Container Scanning System, the Passenger Vehicle Scanner, Smart Control Room, the Radioactive Detector, the 3D Consignment Inspection System, the Smart Inspection Table, and the Virtual Inspectors’ Training Programme.