UAE and Ethiopia looking to cooperate in artificial intelligence


UAE and Ethiopia are to consider possibilities of cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
This came at a meeting held between Talal Al-Azeezi, Head of the Political, Economic, and Media Affairs Section at the UAE Embassy in Ethiopia, and Worku Gachena, Director General of the Artificial Intelligence Center of Ethiopia (AIC).
Talal congratulated the Director General on inauguration of the AIC, noting it can play a prominent role in AI research and development in Ethiopia and for technological advancement of various fields including; agriculture, health, finance and transport, which are very important for Ethiopia’s economy.
Talal said that the UAE is among the first countries in the world that prioritize AI in its development policies, as it adopted its (Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031). It is also the first country in the region to open a university for AI, Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Artificial Intelligence, which provides AI academic programs (MA and PhDs) for local and international students. The UAE also appointed the world’s first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence.