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MoU signed to train Emiratis in AI at Oxford

Three year agreement to help build skills in future technology at the university's campus in the UK

MoU signed to train Emiratis in AI at Oxford

A new three year agreement between the UAE and Oxford University will see Emirati officials, employees and students trained to build their skills in artificial intelligence technology through an array of specialised training courses.

The memorandum of understanding signed by by Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, the UAE’s Minister of State for artificial intelligence, and Roger L Michel, founder and executive director of the Oxford Centre for Future Design, will see training programmes take place at the University’s premises in the UK.

The support lent by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and the government of the UAE has enabled the Centre for Future Design to expand the innovation programme which is aimed at providing a smarter and more efficient way of life for all concerned, said Michel.

“The memorandum represents a steppingstone for developing the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in October 2017 as the first UAE Centennial 2017 initiative to ensure artificial intelligence will be an integral part of government work across all platforms," added the Minister during signing.

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