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World’s first AI University launched in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi is the home of the world’s first graduate-level, research-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) university.

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) will enable graduate students, businesses and governments to advance artificial intelligence.

“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. The University will bring the discipline of AI into the forefront, molding and empowering creative pioneers who can lead us to a new AI-enabled era,” said Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, also Chair of the MBZUAI Board of Trustees.

MBZUAI 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. Experts from around the world have been selected for the University’s Board of Trustees, including Professor Sir Michael Brady, University of Oxford, UK; Professor Anil K. Jain, Michigan State University, the US; Professor Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; and Professor Daniela Rus, Director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the US.

Over the next decade, AI is set to have a transformational impact on the global economy, with forecasts that, by 2030, AI could contribute nearly $16 trillion to the global economy.

The University will 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 so that AI is harnessed responsibly as a force for positive transformation.

MBZUAI has partnered with the Abu Dhabi-based Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI), a global force in excellence and leadership of AI research, for the supervision of PhD students and curriculum development. IIAI will also serve as a principal partner for collaborative research.

MBZUAI will also bring together experts from the AI community by hosting regional and international conferences, seminars and workshops.

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