Recently, UAE government organized UAE AI Camp that saw a great turn out from school and university students and the camp was attended by over 600 Emirati students so far. Describing the importance of artificial intelligence and the development of AI skills as one of the UAE government’s top priorities,
His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence attended the Camp said “AI is a gateway to building and shaping the future. We, in the UAE, are pioneering the use of AI technologies and applications to build a better future for all and ensuring that we, as a country, assume a global leadership position across all sectors.“
The students underwent specialized training from prominent global technology companies; IBM organized a session focusing on AI algorithms with the participation of 275 students; SAP’s session entitled “AI in Big Data Management” was attended by 260 students. Over 466 students attended Microsoft session about new technologies in our daily lives; while Careem addressed the topic of transportation and the impacts of AI on this sector in presence of 235 students. IBM’s second session was attended by 247 students.
Over 5000 students will benefit from the various partnership programmes that will be organised as part of the UAE AI Camp in partnership with 18 entities in private and public sectors.
“The UAE AI Camp is an educational platform that contributes to the development of youth. It reflects the successful partnership between government, private and education sectors to achieve the objectives of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence and supports the strategic direction of the UAE in this field,” added Al Olama.
The summer camp programme is divided into two phases, the first is in partnership with the private sector and hosted by Dubai Future Accelerators and The Youth Hub in the Emirates Towers, and the second is in partnership with the government sector and is organised over all the UAE regions.
Strategic partners and participating companies in the camp include global enterprises such as: Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Careem, AutoDisk, Cyberone, Ajyal, Gems Education, and Clever Monitor.