Abu Dhabi is the home
of the world’s first graduate-level, research-based Artificial Intelligence (AI)
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
MBZUAI will also bring
together experts from the AI community by hosting regional and international
conferences, seminars and workshops.