Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, has said that the UAE Government use artificial intelligence technologies in the education sector in order to build abilities and skills of future generations and enhance their educational experience.
This came during the launch of the second edition of the ‘UAE AI Camp’, in the presence of officials from federal and local government entities and senior executives from leading international companies in the technology sector.
Al Olama said, “The artificial intelligence sector is witnessing a remarkable growth in education around the world with an annual growth rate of more than 31 percent by 2027, as a result of increased interest in the development of advanced teaching methods. Artificial Intelligence will also enhance the ability of students to develop their skills in creating effective solutions for different challenges.”
The UAE AI Camp will be organised in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Al Ain, in cooperation with the Federal Youth Authority, Dubai Future Foundation, Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government, Higher Colleges of Technology, and ACTVET.
It will be open for secondary schools and university students and employees in public and private sectors. The camp provides an opportunity to focus on wider areas of artificial intelligence and expands the circle of training programs across UAE.
The Spring Camp, which begins next April, will focus on introducing the most prominent emerging technologies in the field of machine learning and data science, while the summer camp will be held in July and August, focusing on the development of robotics and programming skills.
Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, said, “We are proud of the efforts of various government and private entities in the UAE supporting youth in various fields to develop their skills. Artificial Intelligence is one of the most important topics that can be addressed by youth-oriented knowledge programmes.”
“We are proud of the partnership between Federal Youth Authority and UAE National Program for Artificial Intelligence to organise the second edition of UAE AI Camp in the spring and summer holidays for secondary schools and university students. and we hope that such programmes will include a wider range of the UAE youth, who will be leaders of the future,” the minister added.
Last year, over 5000 students benefited from the various partnership programmes that were organised as part of the UAE AI Camp in partnership with 18 entities in private and public sectors.