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Fourth UAE AI Summer Camp opens for registrations

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DUBAI, 30th June, 2022 (WAM) — Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Teleworking Applications, has announced that registration for the fourth UAE AI Summer Camp is now open until the beginning of August.

The Office of the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, will organise the AI Camp 4.0 in partnership the National Programme of Artificial Intelligence, and in cooperation with national entities and major international companies specialised in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and programming areas.

Al Olama stated that the UAE AI Summer Camp, in its fourth year, builds on the success story of its previous versions held over the past few years, and supports efforts in consolidating the idea of adopting artificial intelligence in all aspects in the community.

He added that enhancing future skills at a young age is essential to utilise AI applications for future generations. These skills will encourage youth to increase their creativity to build an advanced digital infrastructure in the UAE and develop plans to ensure sustainability in digital development. AI Summer Camp 4.0 provides an opportunity to design innovative solutions and learn about future thinking mechanisms, and will enhance the UAE’s efforts in preparing a well-educated generation capable of leading the future of these vital sectors.

This year’s version will hold interactive workshops, with leading international companies and government entities specialised in advanced technology, will provide participants with essential future skills related to artificial intelligence and Metaverse programming, one of the top languages of tomorrow.

Companies participating include Microsoft, Huawei, Careem, Dell, Zoom, Accenture, Le Wagon, Jeel Code, IBM, TODA, NobleProg, M-Content, the Data Tech Labs, as well as Dubai Municipality, Dubai Future Labs and OliOli.

AI Summer Camp 4.0 will empower school and university students of all ages with AI skills required in order for them to participate fully in building better future. It encourages them to take comprehensive benefits from experiences and knowledge, gained through virtual workshops and interactive sessions, to develop innovative solutions. Registrations for the workshops may be easily accessed on the camp website.

The activities of the AI Summer Camp 4.0 focus on various topics to provide students with the highest artificial intelligence skills, future skills, advanced technology and programming sciences.

The camp takes three main tracks; the first focuses on children between 6 to 12 years to enhance their future skills and refine their academic knowledge in training workshops. The second track is designed for those interested in digital skills, regardless of their educational and practical background. The advanced track provides programming sciences, auditing, and other advanced topics specialised in artificial intelligence.

Workshops will focus on various technological areas, including Metaverse and the future, sustainability in using blockchain technologies and its applications in real life, analysis of AI and the business revolution, AI innovation in digital cities, and cybersecurity for children, youth and website developers. AI Summer Camp 4.0 will also offer interactive workshops to create video games.

The previous three years of the UAE AI summer camp saw broad participation from youth and school students, with more than 15,000 students from different academic levels participating in workshops to share and communicate best practice in advanced technology and AI.

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