More than 90 students from 20 nationalities in UAE graduate from second edition of Samsung Innovation Campus

More than 90 students representing 20 nationalities from across the UAE have graduated from the Samsung Innovation Campus, the company’s global citizenship program that aims to advance AI capabilities among the youth.

The Samsung Innovation Campus 2023 kicked off in January, bringing the latest edition of the company’s signature Artificial Intelligence (AI) course in partnership with the UAE’s Office of AI and the National Program for Coders, in line with the UAE’s National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031. Held under the theme ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People’, the 3-month course offered a platform for determined beginners and learners to build their knowledge in machine learning (ML) and establish a strong understanding of the fundamentals of AI, inspired by the country’s future-forward agenda.

The next-generation technologies of AI and ML are already reshaping the world as we know it, presenting consumers, businesses, governments, and societies with many valuable benefits – even impacting the way we will interact virtually. As the UAE positions itself as a hub of excellence in the field, the e-learning course covers the necessary content, tools, and applications needed to place participants ahead of the curve, with official certifications upon completion.

His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, said: “We recognized early on the crucial role of artificial intelligence in overcoming challenges, seizing opportunities, and preparing for the future. National initiatives such as National Program for Coders enhances the capabilities of young minds and bring them to par with the nation’s ambitious strategy for Artificial Intelligence. Our partnership with Samsung is a step forward to strengthen AI’s foothold in the country and contribute to its AI preparedness and capabilities. Completion of the Samsung Innovation Campus 2023 is, therefore, an important milestone for capacity building in the AI field.”

Doohee Lee, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics, said: “The enthusiastic response from young people in the UAE to this year’s Samsung Innovation Campus demonstrates the underlying interest in AI technology and validates our CSR efforts in deepening the country’s AI capabilities. The course has imparted graduates with the resources to spearhead AI change in organizations and society. Collaboration is key to delivering on the programme’s mission, and we are therefore delighted with our partnership with UAE’s Office of AI, with whom our goals are aligned.”

Through the course’s specialized curriculum, participants learned about the tools and applications that feature prominently in AI and machine learning-driven workplaces. Taught by renowned AI experts Christophe Zoghbi and Mrad Sleiman, the course introduced learners to AI and machine learning through live online sessions to help learners develop a clear understanding of industry processes. The course was delivered through a blended learning, self-paced format, with participants given exercises after each module and access to content presentations and pre-recorded videos covering statistics, algorithms, and programming.

Graduates leave with an understanding of the statistical and mathematical foundation of machine learning, the basics of Python and the libraries used for machine learning algorithms, and how to apply these algorithms to real data sets and build projects while following the data science lifecycle.

For more details, please visit https://www.samsung.com/ae/innovation-campus/

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