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UAE Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution launches C4IR AI Fellowship Program

by Madaline Dunn

The UAE Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (UAE C4IR) has launched the C4IR AI Fellowship Program, a platform intended to bridge the gap between Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry leaders, innovators, and experts across the globe.

Announced during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024, the knowledge exchange platform was activated under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between UAE C4IR and Rwanda C4IR.

The program, it was shared, will also offer customised sessions which will explore AI applications, research, and developments.

There will be a particular focus on the specific expertise of each participating centre, which it said will ensure that every discussion, workshop, and collaborative initiative is highly relevant to the participants.

Joint workshops will also be organised to enhance innovation in AI applications, promote the adoption of lateral thinking, and develop innovative solutions using the latest technologies.

Ethical considerations, management structures, and policy frameworks that govern the uses of AI will also be explored as will mechanisms for shaping international policies to ensure the responsible use and development of AI.

Speaking about the launch of the program, His Excellency Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, said: “This initiative will create an integrated global community of leading AI experts to work collectively to solve challenges in the field. They will cooperate to develop innovative policies and legislation that keep pace with rapid advances in technology.”

“This global program will focus on knowledge exchange with the C4IR network around the world. It will help pool the knowledge gained during the development of AI projects around the world to accelerate progress and deepen impact,” he added.

Meanwhile, Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information Communication Technology and Innovation in Rwanda, said: “We are excited to be a part of the AI Fellowship Program with our colleagues in the UAE. Rwanda is committed to leveraging AI to drive equitable transformation, fostering a community of AI practitioners who are equipped to tackle the unique challenges of our time. Through collaboration and shared expertise, we aim to drive innovation and shape the future of AI, making it an inclusive and ethical tool that benefits all.”

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