UAE’s MBZUAI, Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science establish joint AI Programme

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Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence has joined forces with a leading Israeli institute to harness new technology to drive forward advancements in key fields such as healthcare and genomics.

The new programme will promote collaborative initiatives in fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) research and will explore AI applications in domains such as healthcare, genomics and more; and follows an MoU which was signed by the two sides in September 2020.

Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and chairman of MBZUAI’s board of trustees, was among the guests at the event.

“The collaboration between MBZUAI and WIS aligns with our leadership’s vision of extending and strengthening bridges of collaboration in the service of our nation and humanity and seeks to enable socio-economic progress through AI innovation,” Dr Al Jaber said.

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, is one of the world’s top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions and offers masters’ and doctoral-level degrees across five faculties. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences, institute scientists are advancing research on the human brain, artificial intelligence, computer science and encryption, astrophysics and particle physics, and they are tackling diseases such as cancer, and addressing climate change through environmental, ocean and plant sciences, and more.

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