Emirates Talent Association and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Launch Artificial Intelligence Program for UAE Talents in bid to Become Globally Competitive

  • Emirates Talent Association and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Launch Artificial Intelligence Program for UAE Talents in bid to Become Globally Competitive

As part of its plan to profit from Artificial Intelligence (AI) in developing the future, the Emirates Talent Association in cooperation with Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) launch the ‘Artificial Intelligence’ program today (Saturday February 3, 2018) to train 49 qualified people to the Hackathon competitors under the 'Em irati Programmer' program, a one-of-a kind nationwide program aimed at establishing a generation of UAE Nationals technically capable of leading the future and fulfill the challenges of the 21st century.

The event was gone to by His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Authorities and General Security in Dubai, and Chairman of the HBMSU University's Board of Governors and Chairman of the Emirates Talent Association, who repeated the UAE's commitment to provide the necessary facilities in creating a generation of UAE Nationals with the capable of making the UAE as a center for developing procedures, methods and regulations concerning Artificial Intelligence.

The ‘Artificial Intelligence’ program, which is critical in constructing a new generation of Emirati programmers well-informed of the shows languages in robotics is sustained by Union Cooperative Society-Dubai. The 12-week program is developed to give gifted young Emiratis from age 7 to 10-year-old to collaborate with COSMO robotics, which is equipped with smart innovations efficient in exploring the world and making decisions based upon its experience with programming, monitoring and regulating actions, along with uncovering brand-new methods to make use of AI in key vital areas.

The program likewise supplies tools for skills from age 11 to 14-years old to program MAX Robot, the 12-inch advanced robotic that incorporates AI and specialized programming which will boost their ability to build on intricate programs following rational processes and using simple control devices.

H.E. Lieutenant General Tamim, said: "We are pleased to release the 'Artificial Intelligence' program, which is a new action to accomplishing excellence by establishing Emirati minds and national skills as one of the most crucial investment for the UAE, influenced by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, that highlighted that honing human abilities is the global currency of the 21st century economies, and the only way to achieve sustainable development."

He added: "We are positive that the program will certainly increase the capacities of UAE skills through positive engagement in latest innovations and will certainly lead them via knowledge and skills to earn Expert system the keystone in the advancement of solutions in various fields also future facilities, in accordance with the UAE Technique in Expert System."

Khalfan concluded: "The innovative ‘Emirati Programmer’ has actually exposed lots of innovative and superb national talents in programs, and has actually opened up new perspectives for them to certify and contend internationally through innovation, knowledge and AI, according to the UAE Centennial Vision 2071 to build a generation who protect a happy future and position the UAE among the best nations on the planet."

Majid Hamad Rahma AlShamsi, Chairman of Union Cooperative Society-Dubai, said: "We delight in to be part of the AI program and we expect playing a considerable role in supporting the National Program focused on preparing certified Emirati skills in creating future technologies that would certainly drive growth and sustainable development. This is in line with the directions of our sensible management to focus on investing in human resources as a strong column for nation-building and our future. We expect offering the essential support to guarantee the success of the program, which will certainly be a significant leap towards developing the national personnels, and therefore achieving the UAE Vision 2021 to prepare Emiratis with knowledge and abilities for a competitive and sustainable economy.”

" The UAE has made terrific actions towards comprehending Expert system. As part of our social duty programs, the support we reveal highlights the significance of collaboration between Union COOP and the Emirates Talent Organization for us to attain common objectives. We will give the needed support and care for such pioneering programs that are designed for the betterment of the UAE and its citizens," AlShamsi included.

About 96 graduates made up the first set of the ‘Emirati Programmer’ effort, 12 of whom reached the finals. The participants obtained high-level training under the straight supervision of distinguished trainers who focus on the three-level 'Lifelong discovering version.' The training made sure that the local candidates would excel in the "Hackathon" competitors. The ‘Emirati Programmer’ focused on giving skilled young people with new knowledge and abilities in computer language configuring to design video games and digital and digital applications making use of numerous programs systems such as Microsoft's KODU Game Lab, Apple's Swift, Google's Blockly, and ‘Cloud Campus.’

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