AI is crucial for achieving UAE’s Net Zero goals by 2050: Sheikha Shamma

  • Date: 13-Mar-2023
  • Source: Emirates News Agency
  • Sector:Technology
  • Country:UAE
  • Who else needs to know?

AI is crucial for achieving UAE’s Net Zero goals by 2050: Sheikha Shamma

ABU DHABI, 10th March, 2023 (WAM) -- Artificial Intelligence (AI) is crucial for the UAE in its ambitious efforts to tackle climate change, according to a senior Emirati official who graduated an AI programme from the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI).

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to play a fundamental role in the UAE's transition to a green economy and in achieving our Net Zero goals by 2050,” said H.H. Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, President & CEO, UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA).

The MBZUAI Executive Programme (MEP) has delivered vital insight into how AI research is delivering real-world solutions to climate challenge, she emphasised.

“After participating in the programme, I am committed to ensuring AI tools are integrated into our strategies at the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators, as we work alongside our partners to build a more sustainable future,” H.H. Sheikha Shamma added.

Three other Emirati officials who also graduated the MBZUAI Executive Programme shared their experience of the programme and views about the application of the AI.

Matar Saeed Al Nuaimi, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), said, “Experiencing first-hand the healthcare-centric research being conducted right here in Abu Dhabi at MBZUAI through