MoIAT & MBZUAI launch 2nd edition of AI training program for industry leaders

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Industrial leaders in the UAE have participated in the second edition of Industry 4.0 and AI for Industrial Leaders, a professional training program delivered as part of a collaboration between the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) and Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI).

The four-day program is designed to develop knowledge and skills in the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in industry and aims to enhance the nation’s industrial capacity through Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies.

The program, now in its second year, provides decision-makers with the technical expertise they need to harness the power of AI in the industry by selecting the best 4IR implementation methods. The skills gained allow leaders to accelerate industrial transformation within their organizations.

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“It was a pleasure working with MoIAT to develop and host the second edition of the Industry 4.0 and AI For Industrial Leaders training program. Programs such as these are helping leaders to understand the importance of AI systems in improving the quality of industrial inputs and increasing regional and international competitiveness. MBZUAI is honored to play a key role in this and is already well on its way to helping the industrial sector to innovate and to adopt AI technology. We are looking forward to being part of the upcoming editions and strengthening our partnership with MoIAT through developing such significant programs.”

Mr. Mohammed Al Qasim, Director of Science and Technology Adoption and Development at MoIAT said that “We were delighted to host some of the nation’s top industrial leaders alongside MBZUAI following the success of the first training in December. Part of our mission is to help national industrial companies unlock the full potential of 4IR solutions by bringing together the public, private, and academic sectors. By arming industrial leaders with skills and knowledge we are boosting the country’s industrial capacity and accelerating its transformation. These trainings are just one part of our broad strategy to promote the adoption of advanced technology and increase the industrial sector’s contribution to national GDP.”

The training’s objectives are aligned with UAE Industry 4.0, which aims to raise the level of industrial productivity in the nation by 30 percent and add $6.8 billion to the national economy over the next 10 years. The initiative is designed to accelerate the integration of 4IR solutions and applications across the UAE’s industrial sector, enhancing industrial competitiveness, increasing productivity and efficiency, enhancing quality, and creating new jobs.

Participants in the training program included leaders involved in various industry verticals and leaders looking to deploy AI in product development, service delivery, and decision-making. Leaders came from areas most likely to be impacted by AI, including manufacturing and industry executives and leaders, manufacturing business owners, and digital transformation leaders in the industry.

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