- The UAE is constructed on the precept of partnership and enhanced by the artistic energy that comes from together with a number of views.
- We stand on the verge of a technological revolution that might be in contrast to something we’ve skilled earlier than.
- In seeding the following era of AI experience, MBZUAI performs a key function within the UAE’s nationwide improvement technique and is enabling the 4IR
- MBZUAI to contribute to human, financial and local weather progress on the similar time
- The UAE takes on the function of the COP28 presidency with humility, a deep sense of accountability and an amazing sense of urgency
- AI might be one of many vital enablers in reaching the objectives of the Paris Accord to maintain rise in international temperatures to 1.5 levels.
- We have to drive an inclusive vitality transition that leaves no-one behind, particularly within the International South.
- Because the First COP to formally appoint a youth champion, COP 28 to be a COP for All and a COP of Motion that leverages the fervour and positivity of youth.
- COP 28 would require unity, solidarity, inclusivity and a unprecedented effort from everybody
Abu Dhabi, UAE: His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Zayed Al Nahyan right now attended the inaugural graduation ceremony of the world’s first graduate analysis college in synthetic intelligence (AI), the Mohamed bin Zayed College of Synthetic Intelligence (MBZUAI), the place 52 college students from 24 nations, together with eight Emiratis, acquired post-graduate levels in the important thing AI fields of pc imaginative and prescient and machine studying.
The occasion was attended by H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Trade and Superior Know-how, President-Designate of COP28 UAE and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of MBZUAI; H.E. Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for Financial system and Finance; H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Synthetic Intelligence, Digital Financial system and Distant Work Purposes; H.E. Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Public Training and Future Know-how, and Chairperson of the Board of Administrators of the Emirates Colleges Institution, and Professor Eric Xing, MBZUAI President and College Professor; along with Members of the Board of Trustees and college school.
On the time of graduation, 63% of the inaugural class have confirmed employment, Ph.D. placements, paid internships or startups; and of these, 91% will stay within the UAE to proceed contributing to Abu Dhabi’s AI ecosystem.
In his keynote speech, H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber spoke concerning the significance of MBZUAI and the potential of the brand new graduates to drive constructive change: “When MBZUAI was based by our management in 2019, its mission was clear: and that’s to harness the ability of synthetic intelligence to advance international progress. MBZUAI was particularly designed as a catalyst for analysis throughout a number of sectors, together with enterprise, IT, vitality, transportation, training and healthcare and sustainability – and also you, the inaugural graduating class of MBZUAI would be the pioneers that assist flip that analysis into actuality,” he stated.
With local weather change excessive on the agenda in the course of the “Yr of Sustainability” and the run-up to Cop28, H.E. Dr. Al Jaber additionally highlighted the significance of AI abilities in tackling this international problem. “We have to maintain again the worldwide rise in temperatures to 1.5 levels, with out slowing financial development. We have to make our planet wealthier and more healthy, on the similar time. And I’ve little question, that you simply, the primary graduating class of MBZUAI maintain among the keys to the transformational breakthroughs we want,” he stated.
Dr Al Jaber added: “COP 28 would be the first COP to formally embrace a youth champion, with the appointment of Her Excellency Shamma Al Mazrui, the UAE’s Minister of Youth. We did this as a result of we wish to empower the voices, the fervour, the positivity and the need for progress that younger folks deliver to the desk. These qualities, mixed along with your talents, are a strong mixture, and I’ve little question that our collective future might be brighter as outcome.”
And he concluded by telling the scholars:
“Keep in mind, progress is pushed by curiosity, constructive dialogue, connectivity, laborious work, persistence – and impatience. So, get on the market and be impatient, and impactful, for the betterment of humanity. And when you take one message from me right now, it’s this.
Concentrate on the information. Concentrate on the Science. Concentrate on Outcomes. Concentrate on Supply. Concentrate on making a constructive contribution. You’ve the ability, the data and the abilities to unite a divided world in delivering the options the world wants right now.”
H.E. Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for Financial system and Finance, stated: “France and the UAE have an extended and well-established diplomatic relationship, one constructed on robust strategic, cultural, enterprise, and financial ties, that may change into even nearer over the approaching a long time as our two nations proceed to seek out methods to leverage know-how for the betterment of our nations. Synthetic intelligence is a key know-how on which France and the UAE will collaborate within the coming decade.”
Professor Xing stated: “I congratulate our class of 2022 graduates for reaching this exceptional milestone. This might not be achieved with out the imaginative and prescient and assist from our management nor with the laborious work and dedication from our school and workers. As a bedrock for UAE’s technological competitiveness in synthetic intelligence, MBZUAI is dedicated to performing transformative analysis, growing cutting-edge know-how, and coaching artistic and hardworking expertise. We aspire for our graduates to additional advance the boundaries of information and know-how, and be empowered by the data they gained from the College to serve society.”
Following the graduation ceremony, MBZUAI held the AI and Sustainability Symposium which noticed AI consultants focus on subsequent era options to drive sustainability. Professor Eric Xing, President and College Professor of MBZUAI joined Professor Daniela Rus, Director of the Laptop Science and Synthetic Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT and a member of MBZUAI’s Board of Trustees in addition to Phil Blunsom, Chief Scientist at Cohere.AI, and Professor at Oxford. The panel was moderated by Professor Timothy Baldwin, MBZUAI Appearing Provost, Affiliate Provost of Educational Affairs and Appearing Division Chair of Pure Language Processing. The panelists mentioned plenty of points in sustainability confronting the AI neighborhood, figuring out areas of alternative, and commending the graduating class as they go on to deal with them.
MBZUAI is on the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, inspiring the following era of AI consultants, as a part of the UAE’s nationwide technique. The college’s analysis is fixing real-world nationwide and international challenges throughout many sectors: healthcare, transport, logistics, setting, vitality, sensible cities, manufacturing and fintech amongst others. Examples embrace pioneering work with the UAE Genome Undertaking, Arabic NLP analysis in partnership with IBM, and AI working programs to speed up AI adoption throughout trade.
About Mohamed bin Zayed College of Synthetic Intelligence (MBZUAI)
MBZUAI is a graduate, analysis college targeted on synthetic intelligence, pc science, and digital applied sciences throughout industrial sectors. The college goals to empower college students, companies, and governments to advance synthetic intelligence as a world drive for constructive progress. MBZUAI gives varied graduate applications designed to pursue superior, specialised data and abilities in synthetic intelligence, together with pc imaginative and prescient, machine studying, and pure language processing. For extra info, please go to www.mbzuai.ac.ae
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