To boost innovation in smart tech, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) in Abu Dhabi has partnered with tech giant IBM to create a center of excellence for research in the field. The collaboration aims to support scientific breakthroughs that will use AI to solve major challenges and create a space where researchers from IBM can work with MBZUAI’s faculty and students.
The center of excellence will be set up at MBZUAI’s Masdar campus to leverage IBM’s talent and the abilities of the university’s students for fundamental and applied research. They will work on real-life use of AI, such as Natural Language Processing for Arabic.
They’ll also develop AI applications to meet climate and sustainability goals and advancements in the healthcare sector. IBM will also provide curated AI curricula, lectures, labs, industry use cases, and design-thinking sessions. Students at MBZUAI will receive an AI-practitioner certificate after completing the IBM Skills Academy program.