His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said that “capacity building in the field of artificial intelligence, embodies the spirit of leadership that characterizes the UAE”. “With the launch of an artificial intelligence university in Abu Dhabi, we are taking an ambitious step towards harnessing the potential of technology to foster progress and pave the way for new innovations that benefit the UAE and the world.”
His Highness's tweet came on the occasion of the announcement of Abu Dhabi yesterday, the establishment of «Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence», the first university for graduate studies specializing in artificial intelligence research in the world.
In detail, Abu Dhabi witnessed yesterday the launch of Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence, the first postgraduate university specialized in artificial intelligence research in the world. The university aims to enable students, companies and governments to develop applications of artificial intelligence and harness them in the service of humanity.
The university bears the name of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, whose vision is to launch initiatives aimed at developing knowledge and scientific thinking to promote the nation's progress towards the future.
Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence will provide a new academic and research model in the field of artificial intelligence, and will provide students and faculty with the latest and most sophisticated AI systems in the world to harness their potential for economic and community development.
A press conference was held yesterday to launch the Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence in Masdar City, which hosts the university's headquarters.
The event was attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar Bin Sultan Al Ulama, and Director of the Higher Colleges of Technology Complex. Dr. Abdul Latif Mohammed Al Shamsi, and a number of experts, officials and concerned with the academic sector.
During the conference, a video was presented on the UAE's efforts to focus on education and the acquisition of capabilities in the field of artificial intelligence, and then members of the Board of Trustees of the university talked about the purpose of the launch, and the great potential it offers and future plans.
Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence, said: “Abu Dhabi's launch of Mohammed bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence is in line with the vision of the leadership by focusing on looking forward to the future and building capacity in areas that are established. The UAE is actively involved in finding practical solutions based on innovation and state-of-the-art technology to ensure sustainable development, progress and well-being of humanity. ”
He added: “Mohammed bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence is openly calling from Abu Dhabi to the world to work together to unleash the full potential of innovative AI technology, which has already begun to change many aspects of our lives and our world. Artificial Intelligence will contribute to the empowerment and development of human beings and encourage the fertile human imagination to explore opportunities, and implement solutions that can improve the quality of life, and here comes the role of (Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence), which will prepare and enable the pioneers of innovation able to move forward New supported by artificial intelligence. »
Experts from around the world have been selected to join the University's Board of Trustees, including Professor Sir Michael Brady, who serves as interim president of the Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence and is currently Professor of Oncology at Oxford University in the UK and Professor at Michigan State University. In the United States, Prof. Anil Jain, Dean of the Institute of Multidisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Professor Andrew Qi Qiao Yao, Technology Capital Venture Capital Investor, Beijing, China, Dr. Kai-F Lee, director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Professor Daniela Ross, and Group 42 CEO, Ben Xiao.
The Board of Trustees will be supported by an Advisory Board chaired by Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar bin Sultan Al Ulama, which will include Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, and Minister of State for Advanced Science, Sarah Al Amiri, and Head of Abu Dhabi Department of Finance. Dr. Jassim Al-Zaabi, senior machine intelligence scientist at Alibaba, Dr. Wen Limin.
Over the next decade, artificial intelligence is expected to make a dramatic impact on the global economy, and experts estimate that by 2030, this contribution could be about $ 16 trillion.
In line with these studies and with the UAE's strategy towards a knowledge-based economy, AI has become a national strategic priority.In 2017, a clear roadmap for a future supported by AI was announced through the UAE AI Strategy 2031, and the appointment of the first Minister For artificial intelligence in the world.
Experts now estimate that by 2030, the contribution of AI to the country's GDP will rise to nearly 14%, the largest share of GDP in the Middle East.
Dr. Sultan Al Ahmed Al Jaber added: “Artificial Intelligence has the potential to effect a broad social and economic transformation, similar to the paradigm shift brought about by the invention of electricity, the train, smart phones, and many other technological innovations. To take advantage of the diverse opportunities offered by artificial intelligence, we must prepare and prepare the appropriate infrastructure, invest in the development of skills and launch specialized academic institutions in this field, and the wise leadership in Abu Dhabi has long recognized the importance of acquiring these capabilities, as evidenced by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his firm belief in the importance of knowledge as a tool for social progress ».
He pointed out that the launch of the Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence is a clear demonstration of the UAE's commitment to encouraging innovation and empowering the younger generation in the UAE and around the world.
From its location in Masdar City, the University will offer MSc and PhD programs in key areas of artificial intelligence including machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing. There will also be collaboration with policy makers and companies from around the world to harness intelligence. Responsibly artificial as a force capable of making a positive transformation.
Graduating students can apply to the Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence from October through the university's website. Registration is scheduled to open in August 2020. The first academic year for graduate students will be launched on the campus of the Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence. Source in September 2020.
The Board of Trustees reflects the University's international standing
The Minister of State for Higher Education, Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, said in a press statement on the sidelines of the launch of the university, that «the university will focus on graduate programs, and attract students from the state and the best minds in the Arab region and the world, in order to create applications of artificial intelligence He pointed out that the applications of artificial intelligence now include all sectors in health, education, economy and others », pointing out that the Board of Trustees is formed from a number of countries in the world, reflecting the importance of the university as a quality addition to education in the world.
Great economic return for the UAE and the world
The Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar bin Sultan Al Ulama, said: “We are working to enable students studying in the UAE to know how to benefit from the techniques of artificial intelligence.” He stressed that the UAE's long-term orientation seeks to create an economy based on oil dispensing. Currently working on it to celebrate the last barrel of oil in conjunction with the application of artificial intelligence in many aspects of our lives.
"There will be a great emphasis on the use of artificial intelligence in vital sectors, such as renewable energy, whether in production, distribution or storage beyond human capacity."
Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence will offer all admitted students a full scholarship, as well as a range of benefits, such as a monthly bonus, health insurance, accommodation and accommodation. The University will work with major local and international companies to provide training to students and help them find employment.
The UAE is the best country in the world to establish a new university
Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mohammed bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, said: “The UAE is the best country in the world to establish the new university. Experience has shown that the UAE is a center of attraction that attracts the best minds. In the world, the UAE today is an attractive environment for specialized companies, as well as the technical development to attract smart money, and all these factors qualify the UAE for this ». He stressed in a press conference yesterday, Masdar City, that artificial intelligence is today the most important priorities in all sectors and industries, and it is important to keep abreast of the great development in the world, and said that the new university will be a strong addition to the graduate academic and «master» and «PhD» in Artificial intelligence, will focus on computer studies, machine learning and natural language processing. Al-Jaber added that the new university will be provided with all the programs and facilities it needs, and will have an advisory board that includes the most important international experiences in artificial intelligence, in addition to the Board of Trustees. “This is where the role of the Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence, which will prepare and empower the pioneers of innovation and able to move towards a new era supported by artificial intelligence.”
The machine learning science program to be provided by the university includes scientific study of algorithms, statistical models used by computer systems to accomplish a specific task effectively without the use of explicit instructions, and machine learning is widely used in business enterprise applications, including business studies and analysis, and effective research across Internet, robotics, smart cities, understand human genes.
This program aims to simulate the amazing capabilities of the visual cortex in the human brain using automated vision algorithms, and computer vision studies how to form the image and geometry of three-dimensional objects, and precise tasks Such as distinguishing, monitoring and tracking objects, image segmentation, and action recognition.
The Natural Language Processing program focuses on the processing and development of systems, which allow computers to communicate with individuals using spoken languages, and natural language generation systems convert information from databases to human language readable or audible and vice versa.