AI MoU to train Emiratis at Oxford University

AI MoU to train Emiratis at Oxford University

DUBAI, 14th April, 2018 (WAM) -- UAE national cadres will get specialised training courses at Oxford University to build up their AI capacities under a MoU signed by Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence.

The memo was signed with Roger L. Michel, Founder and Executive Director of the Oxford Centre for Future Design at Oxford University's premises in UK with the objective of grooming national cadres, including Emirati employees, government leaders and students pursuing higher studies, and honing their AI skills through an array of specialised training courses.

The memorandum represents a steppingstone for developing the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in October 2017 as the first UAE Centennial 2017 initiative to ensure artificial intelligence will be an integral part of government work across all platforms," said the Minister in his comment on the signing.

For his part, Michel said the support lent by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and the government of the UAE has enabled the Centre to expand the Innovation programme which is aimed at providing a smarter and more efficient way of life for all concerned.

The three-year memo stipulates the implementation of three training programmes in cooperation with the UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Oxford University through a series of specialized AI-oriented workshops.