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2,000 Students in the Middle East to Spend Their Summer Learning AI
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July 5th, 2018

2,000 Students in the Middle East to Spend Their Summer Learning AI

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From robocops to virtual health pods, Dubai is diving head first into artificial intelligence, reports CNN.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government is hosting its first AI summer camp this year and more than 2,000 high school and university students are signed up. Throughout the eight-week camp, students will learn about AI and machine learning from some of the leading companies in the space.

Tarek Saeed of IBM Middle East speaks to the AI talent shortage in the industry and how this type of camp benefits organizations like IBM:

“As these young students learn and understand how to use this technology, we’d be very happy to hire them.”

Additionally, this government-funded initiative is a win-win for Dubai and the companies involved. Minister for Artificial Intelligence of the UAE Omar Al Olama shares, “We want to ensure that at least 1% of these will go and start an AI startup that’s going to be the next Google or the next Facebook.”

Other AI initiatives in Dubai include police robocops that will soon be able to identify criminals on the city’s most-wanted list, an online virtual assistant that can answer questions and pay bills, and medical scan pods that are being placed all over the city.

This is just part of the developing global AI sector that Accenture claims will contribute $182 billion to UAE economy by 2035.

Work for These Companies If You Want Interesting AI Projects

It’s no secret that the demand for AI talent is growing at an alarming pace. In fact, AI-related job posts have doubled in the past three years, according to Indeed. This means, if you’re in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, or business intelligence—you’ve got options.

The Next Web recently shared a list of seven companies where individuals can work on AI-related jobs. It features both popular and lesser-known brands.

Some of the major brands included are Volkswagen, JPMorgan Chase, Philips, and Panasonic. At these companies, you can work on projects like self-driving cars, efficient banking, adaptive healthcare technology, and computer vision.

Other companies listed are Palo Alto Networks, Affectiva, and Deeplearning.ai. You can expect to be involved with projects such as cybersecurity, emotion detection, and educational training programs working with these brands.

Create Your New Brand Logo In Seconds with AI

When it comes to AI tools, it seem new ones pop up every single day, such as Tailor Brands, an AI-powered logo creator.

According to DesignTAXI, Tailor Brands can spit out numerous logo designs in minutes using just brand information such as industry information, logo type (icon, initial, or name-based) and style preferences.

Logo designs can be created on their website for free. However, it will cost you to edit the desired shape, color, and layout, as well as get access to the high-quality image files.


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About Ashley Sams

Ashley Sams is a consultant at PR 20/20. She joined the agency in 2017 with a background in marketing, specifically for higher education and social media. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of The University of Mount Union where she earned a degree in marketing.

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