Called for the adoption of its applications in various sectors

Sultan Al Jaber stresses the importance of artificial intelligence in addressing "climate change"

Al Jaber speaks during his visit to MBZUAI. WAM

The Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and President-designate of the Conference of the Parties (COP28), Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, stressed the need for artificial intelligence research to play an active role in finding practical solutions that bring economic and social benefits, and address global challenges, such as the repercussions of climate change.

This came during his visit to the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world's first graduate university specialized in AI research, where he was accompanied by G42 Group CEO Peng Xiao, and the university's president and lecturer, Professor Eric Xing.

Al Jaber said: "The adoption of artificial intelligence applications in various sectors will help achieve the UAE's goals by benefiting from advanced technology in diversifying the economy. Artificial intelligence solutions are expected to be on their way to the continent.

or an estimated $13 trillion in global GDP by 2030, along with improving the quality of life of millions around the world, and supporting the industries of the future."

He added: "As the world witnesses the beginning of a new technological revolution, MBZUAI is graduating some of the world's leading specialists in artificial intelligence and providing a system that encourages collaboration between various sectors, supporting innovation in the UAE."

"Building a sustainable and efficient future energy system requires research on technologies currently being developed to ensure energy efficiency, emission reduction, and energy efficiency.

Or in achieving economic and social development simultaneously with reducing the repercussions of climate change».

"The progress and development of modern technologies, such as artificial intelligence, data analysis and robotics, will allow reducing carbon emissions, especially in high-density sectors, by enhancing the ability to measure and reduce energy consumption and gas emissions," he said.

The visit witnessed the presentation of research on decarbonizing artificial intelligence systems, providing practical solutions that achieve economic and social benefits, through language models and machine learning systems that save energy, enhance solar energy productivity, urban heat maps for climate modeling, immediate diagnosis of malaria and patient assessment.

Joint venture

Dr. Al Jaber met with prominent researchers from MBZUAI and the Foundation Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to brief him on key sector-focused research that is a priority for the UAE, including sustainability in the fields of environment and infrastructure, health and education, and the development of large language models, especially in Arabic.

During his visit, Al Jaber was briefed on a joint project that the university is working on with IBM, which aims to develop a data system to identify urban areas in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, which is witnessing high temperatures, which can be used to formulate and guide climate and sustainability policies.

The system is capable of analyzing vast amounts of data using artificial intelligence, measuring the level of greenhouse gas emissions, and identifying climate trends and patterns, which can provide valuable insights and information to scientists and policymakers.

Sultan Al Jaber:

"Advances in artificial intelligence, data analytics and robotics are helping to reduce carbon emissions."