MBZUAI Executive Programme to help shape UAE’s future

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  • Date: 08-Sep-2021
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: UAE
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MBZUAI Executive Programme to help shape UAE’s future

ABU DHAB- UAE ministers and senior officials said the Executive Programme, which was introduced on Tuesday by the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), will help achieve the UAE’s ultimate goal of becoming a global AI leader. They believe the programme will empower the UAE’s decision-makers across various industries and will help harness the benefits of AI in forging the future success of their respective organisations. The MBZUAI Executive Programme will comprise six courses, each delivered by instructors from "world-leading academic institutions, executives from global multinationals and the university's faculty," according to the university. The courses cover the fundamentals of AI; the economic impact of AI and machine learning; the anticipated impact of AI on industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, smart cities, healthcare, defence and others; and the future of AI-powered communications driven by lingual cognition and intelligence. The programme’s first cohort of around 40 senior executives will undergo 12 weeks of online and in-person practical training, starting in October and running until next January. Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health & Prevention, said that the healthcare sector has been one of the earliest beneficiaries of AI, especially during the height of COVID-19 pandemic, when