• The UAE is constructed on the precept of partnership and enhanced by the artistic energy that comes from together with a number of views.
  • We stand on the verge of a technological revolution that can be in contrast to something we now have skilled earlier than.
  • In seeding the following era of AI experience, MBZUAI performs a key position within the UAE’s nationwide growth technique and is enabling the 4IR
  • MBZUAI to contribute to human, financial and local weather progress on the similar time
  • The UAE takes on the position of the COP28 presidency with humility, a deep sense of duty and an excellent sense of urgency
  • AI can be one of many essential enablers in attaining the targets of the Paris Accord to maintain rise in international temperatures to 1.5 levels.
  • We have to drive an inclusive vitality transition that leaves no-one behind, particularly within the World South.
  • Because the First COP to formally appoint a youth champion, COP 28 to be a COP for All and a COP of Motion that leverages the eagerness and positivity of youth.
  • COP 28 would require unity, solidarity, inclusivity and a unprecedented effort from everybody

Abu Dhabi, UAE: His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the present day attended the inaugural commencement ceremony of the world’s first graduate analysis college in synthetic intelligence (AI), the Mohamed bin Zayed College of Synthetic Intelligence (MBZUAI), the place 52 college students from 24 nations, together with eight Emiratis, acquired post-graduate levels in the important thing AI fields of laptop imaginative and prescient and machine studying.

The occasion was attended by  H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Trade and Superior Expertise, President-Designate of COP28 UAE and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of MBZUAI; H.E. Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for Economic system and Finance; H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Synthetic Intelligence, Digital Economic system and Distant Work Purposes; H.E. Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Public Schooling and Future Expertise, and Chairperson of the Board of Administrators of the Emirates Faculties Institution, and Professor Eric Xing, MBZUAI President and College Professor; along with Members of the Board of Trustees and college school.

On the time of commencement, 63% of the inaugural class have confirmed employment, Ph.D. placements, paid internships or startups; and of these, 91% will stay within the UAE to proceed contributing to Abu Dhabi’s AI ecosystem.

In his keynote speech, H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber spoke concerning the significance of MBZUAI and the potential of the brand new graduates to drive optimistic change: “When MBZUAI was founded by our leadership in 2019, its mission was clear: and that is to harness the power of artificial intelligence to advance global progress. MBZUAI was specifically designed as a catalyst for research across multiple sectors, including business, IT, energy, transportation, education and healthcare and sustainability – and you, the inaugural graduating class of MBZUAI will be the pioneers that help turn that research into reality,” he mentioned.

With local weather change excessive on the agenda through the “Year of Sustainability” and the run-up to Cop28, H.E. Dr. Al Jaber additionally highlighted the significance of AI expertise in tackling this international problem. “We need to hold back the global rise in temperatures to 1.5 degrees, without slowing economic growth. We need to make our planet wealthier and healthier, at the same time. And I have no doubt, that you, the first graduating class of MBZUAI hold some of the keys to the transformational breakthroughs we need,” he mentioned.

Dr Al Jaber added: “COP 28 will be the first COP to officially include a youth champion, with the appointment of Her Excellency Shamma Al Mazrui, the UAE’s Minister of Youth. We did this because we want to empower the voices, the passion, the positivity and the desire for progress that young people bring to the table. These qualities, combined with your abilities, are a powerful combination, and I have no doubt that our collective future will be brighter as result.”

And he concluded by telling the scholars:

“Remember, progress is driven by curiosity, constructive dialogue, connectivity, hard work, patience – and impatience. So, get out there and be impatient, and impactful, for the betterment of humanity. And if you take one message from me today, it is this.

Focus on the facts. Focus on the Science. Focus on Results. Focus on Delivery. Focus on making a positive contribution. You have the power, the knowledge and the skills to unite a divided world in delivering the solutions the world needs today.”

H.E. Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for Economic system and Finance, mentioned: “France and the UAE have a long and well-established diplomatic relationship, one built on strong strategic, cultural, business, and economic ties, that will become even closer over the coming decades as our two nations continue to find ways to leverage technology for the betterment of our countries. Artificial intelligence is a key technology on which France and the UAE will collaborate in the coming decade.”

Professor Xing mentioned: “I congratulate our class of 2022 graduates for reaching this remarkable milestone. This could not be achieved without the vision and support from our leadership nor with the hard work and commitment from our faculty and staff. As a bedrock for UAE’s technological competitiveness in artificial intelligence, MBZUAI is committed to performing transformative research, developing cutting-edge technology, and training creative and hardworking talent. We aspire for our graduates to further advance the boundaries of knowledge and technology, and be empowered by the knowledge they gained from the University to serve society.”

Following the commencement ceremony, MBZUAI held the AI and Sustainability Symposium which noticed AI consultants focus on subsequent era options to drive sustainability. Professor Eric Xing, President and College Professor of MBZUAI joined Professor Daniela Rus, Director of the Laptop Science and Synthetic Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT and a member of MBZUAI’s Board of Trustees in addition to Phil Blunsom, Chief Scientist at Cohere.AI, and Professor at Oxford. The panel was moderated by Professor Timothy Baldwin, MBZUAI Appearing Provost, Affiliate Provost of Educational Affairs and Appearing Division Chair of Pure Language Processing. The panelists mentioned quite a lot of points in sustainability confronting the AI neighborhood, figuring out areas of alternative, and commending the graduating class as they go on to sort out them.

MBZUAI is on the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, inspiring the following era of AI consultants, as a part of the UAE’s nationwide technique. The college’s analysis is fixing real-world nationwide and international challenges throughout many sectors: healthcare, transport, logistics, setting, vitality, good cities, manufacturing and fintech amongst others. Examples embrace pioneering work with the UAE Genome Venture, Arabic NLP analysis in partnership with IBM, and AI working techniques to speed up AI adoption throughout business.


About Mohamed bin Zayed College of Synthetic Intelligence (MBZUAI)

MBZUAI is a graduate, analysis college targeted on synthetic intelligence, laptop science, and digital applied sciences throughout industrial sectors. The college goals to empower college students, companies, and governments to advance synthetic intelligence as a world power for optimistic progress. MBZUAI presents varied graduate applications designed to pursue superior, specialised data and expertise in synthetic intelligence, together with laptop imaginative and prescient, machine studying, and pure language processing. For extra info, please go to www.mbzuai.ac.ae

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