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The UAE Government celebrated the graduation of the fourth batch of the Artificial Intelligence Programme, organized by the Office of the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications in the UAE, in collaboration with Kellogg College at Oxford University in Britain, to qualify 60 experts from government and private sector employees. To develop their future digital skills, empower them with artificial intelligence mechanisms to build digital foundations in working methods in the country’s agencies, and improve readiness for the future.
The training program aimed to develop applied plans to adopt artificial intelligence techniques in government agencies and the private sector with the support of experts and specialists, understand the effects of adopting artificial intelligence in various fields, and the capabilities of officials and decision makers who are affiliated to develop. with the program to analyze and process information about artificial intelligence systems, and improve strategic planning by analyzing the security and ethical risks arising from the adoption of artificial intelligence.
His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, emphasized that the visions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, and the proactive thinking of the UAE leadership, is the motivation for the society of the state. The UAE is to accelerate steps and implement goals to move towards the future, by integrating efforts and constructive cooperation with international companies, leading institutions and community members, in the adoption and development of successful digital practices and rapid access to complete digital transformation.
Omar Sultan Al Olama said that the UAE government is constantly working on designing initiatives, programs and launching qualitative platforms to build the capacities of leading national cadres, develop their abilities, skills and expertise in various fields of artificial intelligence and empowering them with the tools. needed to devise solutions for future challenges in various digital fields.
He added that building the digital future requires accelerating the implementation of proactive plans for rapid technological developments, and organizing programs and initiatives in line with the goals of the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031, which focuses on the consolidation of a culture of artificial intelligence, and providing all segments of society with digital tools that contribute to facilitating work mechanisms in various vital sectors. It outlines the path to a better future for societies.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, for his part said: “We are working in accordance with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the State. The Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, who believes that nations are built with their young cadres, and that the country’s youth and cadres have a key role in continuing the comprehensive renaissance process that the country has been undergoing for decades long witnessed, face challenges, achieve progress and create the future in various societies, and the UAE continues to develop talents and national cadres and their competencies, expertise and skills, and to provide them with tools for the future to anticipate changes and preserve achievements to improve the country’s march to first places in various fields.”
Adel Al Reda, Chief Operating Officer of Emirates Airlines, congratulated the graduates of the Artificial Intelligence program for their efforts and the distinction they have achieved during the past period. He said: “Emirates Airlines is proud of the participation of a number of its employees in the Artificial Intelligence programme, which has allowed them to develop their technological skills. We also thank the Office of the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence , Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications and Kellogg College at Oxford University for this unique initiative, and there is no doubt that technology Advanced, artificial intelligence and data analysis play a major role in our daily practices, offer better services to our customers and improve work productivity, and we give great importance to this leap, and we aim to develop our work teams and provide the appropriate environment and applications to differentiate their performance and facilitate the practice of their work. We also invest and encourage the launch of technologies and innovations to always be at the forefront of leading companies to better services and products to deliver that keeps pace with our ambitions. We wish everyone every success and encourage them to keep up with the march of science and creativity.”
Hatem Dowidar, CEO of &e Group, said: “I would like to congratulate all the graduates who have successfully completed the Artificial Intelligence program for their contribution to building the country’s digital future through innovative methods and creating a positive, sustainable impact. This elite represents the next generation of innovators who will help realize the vision of digital transformation in the UAE, contributing to the social and economic growth of the country.”
The graduate experts reviewed their distinguished graduation projects on which they worked during the last period under the supervision of a group of international experts and specialists.
In interviews with members of the fourth batch of the Artificial Intelligence program, Khawla Sultan Lootah, Director of the Information Technology Department at the Court of His Highness the Ruler of Dubai, confirmed that this program played a major role in the expansion of the knowledge of how to use artificial intelligence to design solutions and models with technical, technical and administrative details that benefit the work of the authorities in the country in an organized and easily understandable way.
Asmaa Al-Bannai, the technical engineer at Emirates Airlines, said that the program attracted the affiliates to new perspectives and introduced them to the strengths and weaknesses of the state authorities to develop qualitative projects to solve them and the tools and provide equipment necessary to implement these projects and achieve the highest positive impact in the way the authorities work.
The Artificial Intelligence program has been able to train more than 360 experts and specialists from more than 100 government and private agencies, build their capabilities and equip them with skills in the field of artificial intelligence, data science principles and other future skills to make future digital decisions. and adopt artificial intelligence technology as a trend. A new major in working methods, in addition to providing a stimulating environment that includes a selection of international trainers, consultants and supervisors of graduation projects and the organization of field knowledge trips within and outside the country.
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