An AI university has been established in Abu Dhabi, in what is being billed as a world first for artificial intelligence studies.
Earlier this month, it was announced that the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) has been established in Abu Dhabi, the first graduate level, research-based AI university globally.
The AI university will enable graduate students, businesses, and governments to advance artificial intelligence.
The university’s name comes from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
AI university in Abu Dhabi will provide students access to advanced systems
MBZUAI intends to introduce a new model of academia and research to the field of AI, with a view to provide students and faculty access to some of the world’s most advanced AI systems to unleash its potential for economic and societal development.
His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, who has been appointed Chair of the MBZUAI Board of Trustees and is spearheading the establishment of the University, said: “The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence is an open invitation from Abu Dhabi to the world to unleash AI’s full potential.
“The University will bring the discipline of AI into the forefront, molding and empowering creative pioneers who can lead us to a new AI empowered era.”
AI is expected to become a large component of the UAE’s economy
Over the next decade, AI is expected to have a transformational impact on the global economy, with experts estimating that, by 2030, AI could contribute nearly $16 trillion to the global economy and account for almost 14% of the UAE’s GDP.
Professor Sir Michael Brady, Interim President of MBZUAI, commented: “We are now at a turning point in the widespread application of advanced intelligence. That evolution is – among other things – creating exciting new career opportunities in nearly every sector of society.
“At MBZUAI, we will support students to capture those opportunities and to magnify their contribution to the field of AI globally.”
The university is set to offer programmes at both Master of Science (MSc) and PhD level in key areas of AI (Machine learning, Computer Vision, and Natural Language Processing).
All admitted students will receive a full scholarship, a monthly allowance, health insurance and accommodation.
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