Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and IBM hold AI workshops

Workshop sessions from Abu Dhabi Digital Authority train government employees in AI

The workshops were tailored to Abu Dhabi government employees, to raise their awareness of AI and how it can be used to support decision making.
The workshops were tailored to Abu Dhabi government employees, to raise their awareness of AI and how it can be used to support decision making.

The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) is holding a set of workshops with IBM to train government employees on artificial intelligence.

The training workshops, part of an ongoing initiative between ADDA and IBM, are designed for Abu Dhabi government employees to raise awareness of the benefits of AI and support decision making in government.

The workshops follow on from a partnership agreement between ADDA and IBM to create an AI Centre of Excellence in Abu Dhabi.

HE Dr Rauda Al Saadi, Director General, ADDA, said: “We are proud to announce the launching of our new AI-focused training programs, which we are implementing in partnership with IBM. This initiative has been strategically developed to help give our local government employees a better understanding of AI and the benefits and advantages it offers to us, especially in our efforts towards digital transformation. With this new training program, ADDA will be able to live up to its commitment of playing a central role in the improvement and enhancement of the talents and skills of the national workforce--ushering in a new generation of highly skilled and qualified UAE nationals in essential areas of technology and innovation.”

“The collaborative efforts between ADDA and IBM is aimed towards helping us implement the emirate's digital transformation agenda. We are confident that our partnership with IBM will continue to play a significant part in the move to support, provide and implement innovative technologies and solutions--reinforcing our continuing move to drive innovation, improve operational efficiencies and the development of much-needed skills to make better, informed, capital decisions,” concluded Al Saadi.

The training sessions were attended by personnel from the Abu Dhabi Executive office; Department of Education and Knowledge; Department of Health; Abu Dhabi Housing Authority; Department of Community Development; Department of Culture and Tourism; Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation; Abu Dhabi Environment Agency; Al Ain Municipality; Al Ain Zoo; Social Care and Minors Affairs Foundation; Presidential Flight and Statistics Centre − Abu Dhabi (SCAD).

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