By Gavin Gibbon
Global first for the company, the centre is expected to open in early 2020
Microsoft has revealed plans to open an AI Centre of Excellence for Energy in the UAE.
Supported by partners that include ABB, Accenture, AVEVA, Baker Hughes, C3.ai, Emerson, Honeywell, Maana, Rockwell Automation, Schlumberger, and Sensia, the AI Centre of Excellence is expected to open in early 2020.
Its aim is to help organisations make the digital transformation, equipping the workforce with AI skills and work together to address sustainability and safety challenges.
"Microsoft’s mission is to empower every individual and organisation on the planet to achieve more," said Omar Saleh, Microsoft’s head of energy & manufacturing for the Middle East and Africa region.
"Our aim with the AI Centre of Excellence is to foster innovation, develop effective collaboration, and champion AI skills development for the energy industry. We believe in the power of AI to drive business transformation, and Microsoft has been a leader in building best-in-class platforms to deliver that."