U.AE Next Generation
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Source in English: ENACT_Case-Study_UAE_U-Ask
The United Arab Emirates Government's Unified Digital Channel transforms access to services and information. As the world's first single-letter domain, "U," it embodies citizen-centric digital governance. Launched in June 2023, the next-gen U.AE features AI-driven "U-Ask," a chatbot enhancing citizen-administration interaction. Accessibility is paramount, emphasized by an AI widget for inclusivity.
- Artificial Intelligence
Public sector innovation - Digital government - Open government
U.AE Next Generation aligns with inclusive design, employing the ChatGPT experience for personalized public services. UAEPass grants streamlined access to 3,000+ services. By embracing advanced tech, U.AE ensures universal access and information utilization. Tailored interactions and user-centricity amplify satisfaction and empower engagement with UAE government services.
Functions and/or Features
U-Ask, powered by generative AI (ChatGPT), provides accurate government information and services. Users access public information anonymously and streamline 3000+ services through UAEPass. U.AE Next Generation prioritizes inclusivity with AI-driven accessibility. Personalized user experiences are based on profiles and interactions, delivering custom services. The platform facilitates direct and indirect participation through app-dynamics, enabling the study of user interactions and digital footprints to inform ongoing user-centric design and development decisions.
Outcomes, impacts & changes
U.AE Next Generation underwent 150+ design/technological improvements through App-dynamics analysis. Over 200 content gaps were filled through U-Ask user feedback. In May-June 2023, U.AE had 2 million visits, up 11% from 2022, with a 6% decrease in bounce rate, indicating better engagement. Accessibility/searchability reached 100%, up from 79% in 2022. Public engagement surged, gathering 1500+ suggestions/feedback. Response time improved, fostering transparency. The user-centric approach, personalized assistance, and streamlined services led to 89% public satisfaction.
- Ethical use of emerging tech required regulatory sandbox establishment, engaging public for AI ethics testing.
- Developing a compliant chatbot while maintaining data protection was complex.
- Integrating new features with existing IT infrastructure demanded compatibility and performance considerations.
- Seamlessly integrating features into the content-heavy U.AE portal was challenging.
- Training internal teams for new content approach and diverse skill sets was crucial.
- Ensuring user acceptance and awareness for next-gen enhancements through campaigns.
- Early public and stakeholder engagement ensured ethical AI usage and support.
- Seamlessly integrating new features into a content-heavy portal was strategic.
- User-centric design considering needs and behaviours was crucial.
- Learning from user interactions via platforms like APP-Dynamics improved personalized services.
- Rigorous testing and iterative improvements enhanced the end product significantly.