Facebook to train 50 students on coding at the UAE AI Summer Camp

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The National Program for Coders in the UAE, in collaboration with the social networking company Facebook, will train 50 selected students from UAE universities on coding topics.

The third edition of the UAE AI Summer Camp organized jointly by the National Program for Artificial Intelligence and the National Program for Coders will feature a 2-week intensive crash course in the “language of the future” that will run from 15 to 26 August 2021.

The camp is primarily aimed at students in their last year of university, in AI-related subjects and with a background in Python and mathematics.

Students will get the opportunity to participate in workshops, a round table discussion led by the Facebook MENA leadership team, as well as meet with Facebook AI researchers from around the world.

Omar Sultan Al Olama
Omar Sultan Al Olama
Minister of State – AI

“We employ all our national initiatives, projects and programs to enable the UAE’s youth and students to acquire and practice their knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence, which is one of the most important tools of the future, in order to actively participate in designing the future of the country and serving their community.”

The Facebook AI Camp is expected to provide interested students with a robust program that will instill key capabilities for new and progressive AI technologies by using expertise in developing and deploying AI to connect, protect, and empower stated Mr. Azzam Alameddin, public policy director at Facebook’s Mena and Turkey division.

Several pioneering international companies in the field of technology, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Cisco, IBM, LinkedIn, Nvidia, Huawei, Le Wagon, Careem and SAP, are participating in the Camp. They will conduct specialized workshops aimed at providing the participants with 21st-century skills. 

The workshops will focus on various aspects of technology, including deep learning, machine learning, Python programming language, cybersecurity, and the latest updates in cryptocurrency.

UAE AI Summer Camp has witnessed a growing demand and wide participation since its launch. Nearly 10,000 students from different education levels participated in its first and second editions of the Camp.

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