How UAE is Harnessing the Power of AI and Transforming the Future

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Dr. Andrew Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Inception, talks about the potential impact of AI, if we are equipped to harness it responsibly, and the factors that businesses need to consider to ensure a good ROI from their AI investment.

Earlier this year, during his visit to Abu Dhabi, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, said, “The Emirates has been talking about AI since before it was cool.” Altman pretty much summed up UAE’s efforts in pushing innovation and future technologies. In 2017, the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031 was launched to position the country as a global leader in AI. And ever since, it has emerged as one of the most vibrant tech ecosystems in the world. 

For the UAE, one of the major developments in 2023 was the release of Jais – the world’s most advanced Arabic Large Language Model (LLM)  – offering more than 400 million Arabic speakers the opportunity to harness the potential of generative AI. The LLM resulted from a collaboration between Inception, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s AI firm G42, Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, and Silicon Valley’s Cerebras Systems.

In MIT Sloan Management Review Middle East’s NextTech series, Dr. Andrew Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Inception, answers the following questions and more:

  1. Are we equipped to harness AI’s potential responsibly?
  2. What are the real factors businesses need to consider to ensure good ROI from their AI investment?

“With Jais, the societal impact is bringing 400 million users plus to the table. We democratized this technology to a group of people that span 26 countries. At the same time, we’re also delivering value to businesses around the region,” Dr Jackson said. 

The debate and action around generative AI are moving fast. Learn more in this related article,’Want More Clarity on Generative AI? Experiment Widely.’


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