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UAE AI Camp Sees Involvement of 8,000 Participants

The UAE’s collaborative efforts involving the Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications Office, in conjunction with the National Program for Artificial Intelligence and the National Program for Coders, have successfully concluded the UAE AI Camp.

This innovative camp drew more than 8,000 participants, aiming to nurture their digital skills, explore the digital landscape, and deepen their knowledge of future domains.

This initiative was made possible through the partnership of over 30 entities and organizations from the government, private sector, and international AI and coding firms.

Encompassing more than 70 topics, the UAE AI summer camp catered to diverse segments of society, including children, students, entrepreneurs, developers, AI enthusiasts, and digital field enthusiasts.

The camp focused on six cutting-edge themes: web development and robotics, digital entrepreneurship and career planning, generative artificial intelligence, online safety and cybersecurity, blockchain and cryptocurrency, as well as virtual and augmented reality.

These topics were addressed through interactive workshops, webinars, and in-depth dialogues within the realm of artificial intelligence.

Omar Sultan Al Olama, the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, underscored the importance of youth capabilities in shaping the digital future.

Al Olama noted the robust participation in both physical and virtual activities of the UAE AI Camp, reflecting the growing awareness of digital skill acquisition.

He emphasized that this collaborative endeavor signifies a significant step in shaping the present and preparing for future opportunities and challenges.

This year’s UAE AI Camp highlighted emerging technologies like generative AI, aligning with the UAE government’s objectives to stay aligned with new technological developments and empower the youth with digital tools.

The camp featured interactive workshops with government entities, private sector companies, and international organizations. Partners included entities like Cyber Security Council, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), DP World, Dubai Chambers, Road and Transport Authority (RTA), and more.

The UAE AI Camp aimed to enhance participants’ skills, facilitate interaction with AI and digital technology experts, and delve into areas like generative AI, deep learning, and machine learning.

Discussions spanned topics from AI’s content generation capabilities to its practical applications in daily life.

The camp also spotlighted technology awareness, digital security, cryptocurrency, blockchain, and sustainability strategies in line with the UAE’s Year of Sustainability 2023.

Over the past five years, the UAE AI Camp has consistently grown, attracting diverse attendees across various educational stages, academic backgrounds, and specialized experiences, with a cumulative reach of over 30,000 participants.

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