Executive program for UAE government and business leaders launched in Abu Dhabi


Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) announces the launch of an executive program, designed to help the UAE’s government and business elite unleash the potential of artificial intelligence.
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Abu Dhabi: The Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) has launched an executive program, designed to help the UAE’s government and business elite harness the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver intelligent management, increased efficiency and increased productivity.

The program will consist of six courses, each taught by instructors from leading academic institutions, executives from global multinationals and the university’s own faculty. It will also foster greater engagement on AI between government, business and the scientific community to accelerate the development of future industries in the UAE while supporting the country’s long-term strategy to become a global leader in AI.

To the best

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technologies and Chairman of the Board of MBZUAI, said: “After the establishment of the Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in 2019, the unveiling today The MBZUAI Executive Program illustrates,, the determination of the United Arab Emirates to position itself at the forefront of technologies and innovations that are shaping the global economy.

“It depends not only on world-class scientific research, but also on close collaboration between all stakeholders, be it government, business, investors, the scientific community or the public. Tailored to the needs of some of the UAE’s top government and business leaders, the MBZUAI Executive Program empowers decision-makers from all sectors to harness the benefits of AI to forge the future success of their respective organizations, by preparation of the nation’s ambitions for the next 50 years.

Economic growth program

Artificial intelligence is at the heart of the UAE’s national and economic growth agenda, with the potential to both unlock significant new growth in established industries and pave the way for entirely new business models and technologies. innovative, added HE Dr Al Jaber.

All industries and economic sectors would benefit from the new executive program, he said, which underscores the UAE’s commitment to foster economic growth at the local level and promote AI as a force for good. worldwide.

Comprised of discussion forums, interactive modules, industry networks and courses, the program will provide access to some of the most respected names in the AI ​​industry. These include Professor Eric Xing (President of MBZUAI); Professor Sir Michael Brady (Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford); Professor Daniela Rus (Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT); Professor Michael Jordan (Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor, University of California, Berkeley); Professor Tom Mitchell (University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University); Dr Kai-fu Lee (President and CEO, Sinovation Ventures) and more.

Competitive advantage

MBZUAI President Professor Eric Xing said, “Policymakers who understand AI-powered technologies and processes will be at the forefront of sectors as diverse as healthcare, agriculture, energy. , urbanization, transport, defense, etc. To ensure the UAE plays a leading role in shaping the industries of the future, it is imperative that our government and business decision-makers actively engage in learning AI. I firmly believe that the MBZUAI Executive Program will give these leaders this competitive edge.

The program

The program is designed to support senior leaders in the public and private sectors, under and assistant secretaries, senior executives, IT, technology and multiple function and industry leaders seeking to understand the possibilities. of AI.

Its first cohort, of around 40 senior executives, will take 12 weeks of practical online courses, as well as seminars on the business, ethical and political dimensions of the AI ​​industry. The registration deadline is October 7, 2021; while the first day of class begins on October 23, 2021.

The six courses in the program include: An Introduction to AI; AI, machine learning and economics; Visual cognition and intelligence; Lingual cognition and intelligence; The Future of Robotics and AI Ethics and Policy Making.

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