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