MBZUAI Welcomes Senior Delegation from Weizmann Institute in Abu Dhabi

President Professor Alon Chen, and Vice President Professor Ziv Reich from the Weizmann Institute additionally met Mr. Peng Xiao, member of the Board of Trustees and CEO of G42 Group, together with Professor Eric Xing, Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf, Executive Vice President for Outreach and Engagement at MBZUAI, and different senior representatives from each establishments.

Drawing upon the mixed experience of MBZUAI and Weizmann Institute, the AI Program, introduced in February, will promote collaborative initiatives in basic AI analysis and can discover AI purposes in varied matters from healthcare to genomics amongst others. The AI Program may even perform transformative analysis in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Computational Biology, and Neural Sciences, towards the imaginative and prescient of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). World-leading researchers and extremely expert employees can be appointed to help and facilitate the AI Program’s central mission.

Professor Eric Xing mentioned: “To ensure we earn and secure our position at the forefront of AI innovation, we must first and foremost make MBZUAI a home of vibrant academic and research life for both the leading minds and the students of AI. Our partnerships with world-leading academic institutions are vital in making this possible. We are incredibly proud of the MBZUAI-WIS Joint Program for Artificial Intelligence Research, which not only foster intellectual exchange and collaboration in this transformative technology, but also enhances the regional AI ecosystem, especially in the area of fundamental research, and healthcare and genomics applications. The joint research projects to be conceived and carried out by teams from both institutions will form the core of the program. In addition, both MBZUAI students and faculty members can take advantage of the world-class resources, training programs, mutual visits, AI conferences and workshops, and student and faculty exchange programs offered through this collaboration. We look forward to working with our distinguished colleagues from WIS to advance our understanding and knowledge of AI and related fields, and together make significant steps forward in research, education, and technological development for the region.”

Professor Alon Chen mentioned: “The program we have established aims to advance AI, explore and utilize its vast potential for the benefit of humanity. We are bringing together some of the greatest minds in AI, natural and exact sciences, with the ambition of expanding boundaries and empowering our scientists with access to exceptional resources. Through this partnership, we will strive to uncover some of AI’s tremendous possibilities and help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.”

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SOURCE Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI)


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