Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence launches an executive program for officials of the government and private sectors

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence launches an executive program for officials of the government and private sectors
Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence launches an executive program for officials of the government and private sectors

The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, the research university for graduate studies specializing in artificial intelligence research, announced the launch of the “Executive Program at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence” designed specifically to support officials of the government and private sectors in the UAE to benefit from the capabilities of artificial intelligence to ensure smart management and work High efficiency and productivity enhancement, which contributes to creating economic value and accelerating the positive social impact.

The program is launched this year and consists of six courses offered by elite experts in international academic institutions, senior executives from leading international companies, in addition to the university’s faculty. The program aims to enhance levels of interaction, communication and discussion between government agencies, the private sector and the scientific community on the applications of artificial intelligence to contribute to accelerating the development of future sectors in the UAE and support its long-term strategy to consolidate its leadership in the field of artificial intelligence.

On this occasion, His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, said: “The establishment of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in 2019 embodies the wise leadership’s focus on consolidating the UAE’s position at the forefront of technology and innovations that It contributes to shaping the features of the global economy, and the launch of the ‘Executive Program at Mohamed bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence’ today reaffirms this unwavering goal.”

He added: “In addition to specialized scientific research, achieving this goal requires extensive cooperation between all concerned parties from government agencies, the private sector, investors, the scientific community and the public. From this point of view, we are pleased to launch this executive program specifically designed to support senior executives in the public and private sectors in the UAE. And enabling decision makers in various sectors to take advantage of the benefits of artificial intelligence to build a successful future for their companies and organizations.”

His Excellency said: “Artificial intelligence is a cornerstone of the UAE’s economic growth plans, especially as it offers broad prospects for the development of current sectors, in addition to paving the way for a wide range of new business models and innovative technologies. We are confident that the ‘Executive Program at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Intelligence’ Artificial intelligence will benefit all economic sectors, and is in line with the UAE’s commitment to advancing the growth of the national economy and employing artificial intelligence for the benefit of everyone around the world.”

The executive program includes dialogue forums, interactive models, networking and relationship-building opportunities in the sector, in addition to traditional courses, and allows participants to connect with some of the brightest minds in the fields of artificial intelligence, including Professor Eric Zing, President of Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence; Sir Michael Brady; Emeritus Professor of Imaging Oncology in the Department of Oncology, University of Oxford; Professor Daniela Ross, Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Professor Michael Jordan, Professor in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley; and Dr. Kai Foley, Chairman and CEO of Synovation Technologies and President of its Artificial Intelligence Institute.

For his part, Professor Eric Zing, President of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, said: “Enhancing the knowledge of executives on technologies and processes supported by artificial intelligence contributes to developing performance and establishing an advanced position in various sectors, including health care, agriculture, energy, urban progress, transportation, defense and others. The UAE’s contribution to building the sectors of the future, it will be necessary for officials in the public and private sectors to acquire knowledge and expertise in the field of artificial intelligence, and I am confident that the “Executive Program at Mohamed bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence” will provide these officials with the competitive capabilities to support them in their tasks. “.

The program is designed to support senior officials in the government and private sectors such as: deputy ministers, assistant undersecretaries, executives, IT leaders, and officials in various sectors and fields who are passionate about learning about the concepts and capabilities of artificial intelligence.

The first batch of the program includes 40 executives who will attend 12-week online training sessions, in addition to a number of seminars on the dimensions of artificial intelligence in the areas of business, ethics and decision-making. The last date for registration will be October 7, 2021 and work will start on October 23, 2021.

The program’s six courses include: “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”; “The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Economy”; “Intelligence and Visual Perception”; “Intelligence and Linguistic Perception”; the “future of robotics”; and “Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Policymaking”.

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