The Abu Dhabi: Taking every other bold step inside the international of artificial intelligence (AI), Abu Dhabi on Wednesday introduced the opening of the world’s first devoted AI university – Mohammad Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI).
Located in Masdar City with the contemporary today’s centers and system, the university will provide each masters (two years) and Ph.D. programs (four years) for neighborhood and global graduate college students across 3 major specialized fields – device mastering, computer imaginative and prescient and herbal language processing – as the UAE seems to equip the following technology of students with the state-of-the-art know-how within the area of AI.
Official applications for the university are open from this month, with registrations taking region in August of the next 12 months. The first batch of instructions will start in September 2020.
“Launching of the arena’s first graduate-level artificial intelligence college in Abu Dhabi echoes the UAE’s pioneering spirit, and paves the way toward a new technology of innovation and technological development that benefits the UAE and a global,” tweeted His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and chairman of the university’s board of trustees, speaking on the professional press convention starting, said the university is in line with the UAE’s method of leveraging the modern-day and maximum revolutionary technologies – specifically AI.
“The global has entered a brand new technology of technological advancement and speedy innovation, all pushed and underpinned by way of AI. This new era will pave the way for unprecedented possibilities, AI has turned out to be a concern and evident throughout all industries with new technology being brought at a really speedy pace.
“The international desires more human capability inside the discipline of AI to bridge any feasible gaps and this is why these days the UAE and Abu Dhabi is saying the launch of the Mohammad Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence – the sector’s first graduate stage research-based totally AI college,” he introduced.
“This college will help us to develop the essential AI eco device as a way to permit us to leverage the whole capacity of this very essential era domestically, domestically and globally. The college will create an energetic AI network within the UAE growing revolutionary applications for corporations and authorities,” he stated, highlighting what the university could be bringing to the community.
Al Jaber is known as MBZUAI and its idea of an open invitation from the UAE to the sector in unleashing the latest technological improvements, and said the college turned into looking forward to participating with the sector’s most important exports.
“The UAE definitely sees a phenomenal possibility beforehand in which the UAE can demonstrate its precise competencies in building bridges, extending assist, help, and collaboration.
“The artwork of partnership is a completely clean model of engagement that the UAE has mastered over the years and that is what we’re doing yet again in a totally state-of-the-art area of commercial enterprise targeted around AI,” he introduced.
Developing human potential
Bringing a wealth of enjoy from his own historical past in AI, robotics and imagery, Sir Michael Brady, who serves as period in-between president and a member of the board of trustees at MBZUAI, said the institute turned into a part of the UAE’s pass towards an understanding based totally economic system, which could require the wished human ability to ensure its fulfillment.
“This started with the authorities of the UAE formulating the method to convert the economic system to the post-oil era… To spend money on developing competence in renewable electricity, monetary offerings, healthcare, substances technology, and others.
“[One of the main] enabling technologies are AI, and then you definitely ask what are the dangers in realizing that [vision]… and the solution Is human beings,” he introduced.
“[So] how are we going to produce the proper range of human beings with the proper mindset [and] the right know-how with a view to lead and provide the technical management in these areas. That is what this university is set – offering that individual power over the next five to ten to twenty years,” he stated.