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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 22 August 2018

UAE Artificial Intelligence camp hosts more than 600 Emiratis

The camp is part of a federal strategy for Artificial Intelligence

The UAE Artificial Intelligence camp has hosted more than 600 Emirati pupils and university students in its first month.

The camp is part of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, which launched in October 2017, and includes programmes to develop the skills of government employees and young people.

More than 5,000 people will participate directly or in partnership programmes organised through the camp, the state-news agency Wam has reported.

"We, in the UAE, are pioneering the use of AI technologies and applications to build a better future for all and ensuring that we, as a country, assume a global leadership position across all sectors," said Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Omar Al Olama.

"The UAE AI Camp is an educational platform that contributes to the development of youth. It reflects the successful partnership between government, private and education sectors to achieve the objectives of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence and supports the strategic direction of the UAE in this field.”

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The Ministry of Education, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and Gems Education sent teams to participate in events that included sessions on Big Data management, AI in transportation and new technology in daily lives. Participants received specialist training from companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Careem and German software company, SAP.

Dubai Future Accelerators and The Youth Hub hosted the first phase of the camp at Emirates Towers in Dubai. The second part of the camp is organised with government sectors and will be hosted across the UAE.

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