UAE launches Governance of Artificial Intelligence course to empower future leaders

On 18 June, UAE’s Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Mr Omar Sultan Al Olama signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), to enhance cooperation and empower young Emiratis.

The collaboration seeks to help prepare a future generation of leaders by honing their leadership skills, developing their practical experience and enhancing their knowledge in employing AI technology in government work through training, educational courses and workshops.

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At the MoU signing ceremony, Minister Al Olama highlighted the potentials of using AI for innovation solutions and the importance of empower future leaders to use the technology. According to him, the creation of government services, programmes and initiatives that enhance the quality of life in the community and support having a competitive knowledgeable economy requires tools, skills and future potentials.

“Preparing young Emiratis in AI and the use of its techniques to create innovative solutions to future challenges, supports the vision and directives of our (the UAE’s) leadership, to strengthen the UAE's position as a global hub in the use of AI to shape the future,” said Minister Al Olama.

Under the MoU, MBRSG will offer the executive education programme “Governance of Artificial Intelligence” to leaders and government decision-makers.

Participants will learn about the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the development of AI technology as well as the benefits of employing AI tools and techniques in vital areas such as healthcare, transportation, education, security, agriculture, retail, trade, finance, insurance, banking, etc.

The MoU is part of the UAE Artificial Intelligence Summer Camp initiative. It provides an opportunity for specialised individuals in the public and private sectors, and school and university students to learn about effective implementation mechanisms for the UAE Strategy for AI.

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