Meet The World’s First University of Artificial Intelligence


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has established the world first university of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Abu Dhabi. according to the Arabian Business.

The Mohamed bin Zayed University (MBZUAI) remains the first graduate level, research-based AI institution in the world and it will enable graduate students, businesses, and governments to advance artificial intelligence, says the institution in a statement.

The university, named after Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will provide all admitted students with a full scholarship including monthly allowance, health insurance, and accommodation.

The first class of graduate students of the institution will commence coursework at MBZUAI’s Masdar City campus in September 2020.

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It was gathered that the university will introduce a new model of academia and research to the field of AI, providing students and faculty access to some of the world’s most advanced AI systems to unleash its potential for economic and societal development.

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.

He said: “Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence aligns with the vision of the UAE leadership that is based on sustainable development, progress and the overall well-being of humanity and underpinned by capacity-building and active participation in finding practical solutions based on innovation and state-of-the-art technology.

“As such, the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence is an open invitation from Abu Dhabi to the world to unleash AI’s full potential.

“AI is already changing the world, but we can achieve so much more if we allow the limitless imagination of the human mind to fully explore it,” he added. “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.”

Al Jaber added: “The launch of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence is a clear demonstration of the UAE’s commitment to encouraging innovation and empowering younger generations in the UAE and around the world.”

The university will also offer Master of Science (MSc) and PhD level programs in key areas of AI – Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Natural Language Processing while also engaging policymakers and businesses around the world in a bid to harness AI as a force for positive transformation.

Samson Oyedeyi

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