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In the presence of His Excellency Omar Al Olama, His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi Inaugurates AjmanX Academy for Innovation as a Platform for Creativity

9 September 2019

In the presence of His Excellency Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, inaugurated Ajman AcademyX for Innovation, which shall become a creative platform that involves all state employees together in a single platform. In this manner, employees will be able to expand their knowledge and their intellectual horizons through innovative spaces with global standards that support the growth of innovative ideas and provide consulting through experts of modern technologies, who help in testing these ideas and spreading them on local and regional levels.

 

This event is part of the second edition of AI Exhibition, launched by Ajman Municipality and Planning Department’s Ajmanx Center, in Sheikh Zayed Hall, Ajman University of Science and Technology. The event was attended by several general managers of Ajman state departments, representatives of major leading AI companies, university students and different groups of society.

 

His Highness clarified that all departments in Ajman are working towards achieving transformation in all sorts of fields and are making hard efforts to enhance the skills of their resources that are the basis for advancement and development, since they possess great energies that are essential for the progress of work in all sectors. He also noted that the academy shall encourage and enrich the innovation culture in the public sector by creating an integrated innovation system that reinforces the capacities of employees in different fields and motivates them to be positive in their work in order to increase their productivity and benefit everyone.

 

His Excellency pointed out that the department is proud with the launching of the AI Exhibition, whose first edition proved to be a great success, and hopes the second edition will mark another success, with its goals to enhance governmental innovation and develop the environment available for innovation to create effective solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

 

‫His Highness also stressed that we are all responsible for participating in creating a positive change and contributing to the expansive prosperity of the UAE to keep it ahead of other leading countries.

 

 

 

For his part, His Excellency Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, praised the role of the wise leadership of the UAE in creating the suitable atmosphere for young talents and capacities to receive support and develop their skills by enrolling in related courses. He also invited everyone to show more initiative and to embrace the change the UAE aspires to.

 

He added that the exhibition’s success will be repeated year after year, for we own countless talents, resources, advanced systems and human energies, as well as extensive information and data.

 

Furthermore, His Excellency said that we hope that Ajman will benefit from those sources of wealth to advance with determination towards this positive step. He also praised Ajman government’s role and insight that fits completely into the state’s vision, which seeks to employ artificial intelligence in all sectors in order to enhance life quality and ensure the happiness and well-being of the society.

 

Memorandums of Understanding

The exhibition also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Ajman X Center and Intel upon both parties’ desire to create mutual support and to develop and promote their partnership, as this shall contribute to the unification of mutual efforts to serve the public good within a corporate framework that aligns with the obligations, expertise and strategic plans of each.

 

The Center also signed another memorandum of understanding with Dubai Silicon Oasis to promote mutual cooperation in launching Ajman X Academy for Innovation.

 

Communication and Interaction

The exhibition was also an opportunity for Intel to speak about its experiences in smart-city transformation. Moreover, there was an open discussion between the representatives of leading major AI companies and the attendees, who suggested new, creative ideas that address their needs.

 

Future Today

For his part, His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammad Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Department, assured that Ajmanx Center was able to create a meeting point where decision makers can meet leading major AI companies to hear about their experiences, so that such experiences can be employed in different sectors in a manner that benefits all members of society.

 

His Excellency also pointed out that the exhibition was an occasion for state entities, university students and leading major AI companies all to meet in one place and exhibit the latest developments in this field to different groups of society and decision makers,

which provided a perfect opportunity for leading major AI companies to introduce their experiences in the field. This also enabled university students interested in doing AI-related research to meet specialists in this area.

 

Intelligence as a Living Reality

Meanwhile, Shikha Noura Humeid Al Nuaimi, Director of Ajmanx Center, said that artificial intelligence has become a living reality through which we aspire to advance in our businesses and create the life quality the UAE yearns for.

 

She explained that the exhibition organizers decided to gather the public and private sectors in one place to concentrate on the best practices and applications in artificial intelligence, noting that the exhibition presented several important subjects concerning the importance of data, data analysis and smart-city transformation practices. 

 

Technology Strategy

Several major leading AI companies presented their approach to  technology strategy, as well as their experiences in performance intelligence. Ajmanx Center also honored the winner of Startup Competition.

 


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