As 20 melhores universidades de IA formam a primeira turma de Ph.D.

101 formandos impulsionam o ecossistema de IA dos Emirados Árabes Unidos com avanços em pesquisa, desenvolvimento e aplicações comerciais – criando um centro tecnológico de IA do Sul Global

ABU DHABI, Emirados Árabes Unidos, June 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sua Alteza Xeque Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Príncipe Herdeiro de Abu Dhabi e Presidente do Conselho Executivo de Abu Dhabi, participou da cerimônia de formatura de 2024 da Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) em 6 de junho, na qual foram diplomados 101 alunos de 22 países, que receberam títulos de pós-graduação nas principais áreas de IA, incluindo visão computacional (CV), aprendizado de máquina (ML) e processamento de linguagem natural (NLP).

O evento também contou com a presença de Sua Excelência o Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Ministro da Indústria e Tecnologia Avançada dos Emirados Árabes Unidos e Presidente Fundador do Conselho de Administração da MBZUAI, além de outras autoridades.

“Antes de muitos outros países reconhecerem seu potencial, as políticas lideradas pelo governo incentivaram a expansão da IA nos Emirados Árabes Unidos”, disse o Dr. Al Jaber. “Essas políticas promoveram o sucesso de empresas como a G42 e grandes modelos de linguagem como a Falcon. Consequentemente, esse pequeno país está criando um ecossistema de alto nível para talentos e empreendedorismo em IA. Estamos atraindo grandes investimentos de proeminentes empresas de tecnologia, como a Microsoft, e emergindo como um importante centro de inovação e aplicação de IA.”

O Dr. Al Jaber observou que o crescimento da IA é uma das três megatendências que moldam o futuro, juntamente com o ritmo acelerado da transição energética e a ascensão dos mercados emergentes e do Sul Global: “A crescente experiência da turma de 2024 será fundamental para solucionar alguns dos desafios mais urgentes do mundo. Na verdade, se quisermos atingir as metas ambiciosas do histórico Consenso dos Emirados Árabes Unidos, acordado na COP28 em dezembro em Dubai, a IA deve ter um papel crítico.”

A terceira e maior formatura da MBZUAI celebrou o primeiro Ph.D. da universidade em ML, além de mestres em ML (55), CV (28) e PNL (12), contando com alunos provenientes de países como Emirados Árabes Unidos, Canadá, Reino Unido, França, Índia, Vietnã, Paquistão, Etiópia e Sri Lanka.

O presidente da MBZUAI e professor universitário, Eric Xing, disse: “A turma de 2024 da MBZUAI é composta pelos futuros líderes de tecnologia, inovação e criatividade, e está preparada para aceitar a responsabilidade inerente à administração de algo tão poderoso e transformador. Eles nos deixam com o conhecimento, as habilidades e uma profunda compreensão da oportunidade que têm diante de si – a chance de moldar um futuro em que a IA sirva à humanidade com compaixão e padrões éticos inabaláveis – estão prontos para enfrentar os maiores desafios do mundo atual.”

Cinco anos depois de sua criação, a MBZUAI é hoje reconhecida como uma das 100 melhores universidades do mundo em ciência da computação e está classificada entre as 20 melhores por suas especializações em IA, CV, ML, PNL e robótica (CSRankings).

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L’université classée parmi les 20 premières dans le domaine de l’IA décerne le diplôme de Ph.D. à sa première promotion

Au total, 101 diplômés dynamisent l’écosystème de recherche, de développement et d’applications commerciales de l’IA aux Émirats arabes unis, créant ainsi un pôle technologique de l’IA dans le Sud global

ABU DHABI, Émirats arabes unis, 08 juin 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Son Altesse Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Prince héritier d’Abu Dhabi et Président du Conseil exécutif d’Abu Dhabi, ont assisté le 6 juin à la cérémonie de remise des diplômes 2024 de l’Université Mohamed bin Zayed d’intelligence artificielle (MBZUAI), récompensant 101 diplômés originaires de 22 pays, qui ont obtenu des diplômes de troisième cycle dans des domaines clés de l’IA, notamment la vision artificielle (CV), l’apprentissage automatique (ML) et le traitement du langage naturel (NLP).

Son Excellence Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, ministre de l’Industrie et des technologies avancées des Émirats arabes unis et président fondateur du conseil d’administration du MBZUAI, a également assisté à l’événement, parmi d’autres dignitaires.

« Les politiques gouvernementales ont encouragé la promotion de l’IA aux Émirats arabes unis avant que de nombreux autres pays n’en reconnaissent le potentiel », a déclaré Dr Al Jaber. « Elles ont favorisé le succès d’entreprises comme G42 et de grands modèles de langage comme Falcon, et permis à ce petit pays de créer un écosystème de classe mondiale pour les talents et l’esprit d’entreprise dans le domaine de l’IA. Nous attirons des investissements importants de la part de leaders technologiques tels que Microsoft et devenons un centre important pour l’innovation et l’application de l’IA. »

Dr Al Jaber a souligné que l’essor de l’IA est l’une des trois grandes tendances qui déterminent l’avenir, avec l’accélération du rythme de la transition énergétique et la montée en puissance des marchés émergents et du Sud global : « L’expertise croissante de la promotion 2024 permettra de trouver des solutions aux défis les plus pressants du monde. En effet, si nous voulons atteindre les objectifs ambitieux du consensus historique des Émirats arabes unis adopté lors de la COP28 en décembre à Dubaï, l’IA doit jouer un rôle essentiel. »

À l’occasion de sa troisième et plus grande cérémonie de remise des diplômes, l’université MBZUAI a décerné ses premiers diplômes de doctorat (Ph.D.), ainsi que des maîtrises en apprentissage automatique (55), vision artificielle (28) et traitement du langage naturel (12), aux étudiants originaires de pays tels que les Émirats arabes unis, le Canada, le Royaume-Uni, la France, l’Inde, le Vietnam, le Pakistan, l’Éthiopie et le Sri Lanka.

Eric Xing, Président de MBZUAI et professeur d’université, a ajouté : « La promotion 2024 de MBZUAI comprend les futurs leaders de la technologie, de l’innovation et de la créativité, préparés pour accepter la responsabilité qui accompagne la gestion d’une révolution aussi puissante et transformatrice. Ils nous quittent avec les connaissances, les compétences et une compréhension profonde de l’opportunité qui s’offre à eux, la chance de façonner un avenir où l’IA sert l’humanité avec compassion selon des normes éthiques inébranlables, et ils sont prêts à relever les plus grands défis auxquels notre monde est confronté aujourd’hui. »

Cinq ans après sa création, MBZUAI est aujourd’hui reconnue comme l’une des 100 meilleures universités d’informatique au monde et se classe parmi les 20 premières pour ses spécialisations en IA, CV, ML, NLP et robotique (CSRankings).

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Lack of resources poses challenge for startups


Madam Arian Simeone, the Founder of Fearless Foundation, says lack of resources, including education, network and mentorship poses a significant challenge for startups in the ecosystem.

The Fearless Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides capital, community, mentorship, and education to women entrepreneurs. 

She said without access to quality educational resources tailored for entrepreneurship and business management, founders may lack the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complexities of starting and growing a business, hence the need for education.

‘This includes understanding market dynamics, financial management, marketing strategies, and legal compliance,’ she said.

‘In regions where entrepreneurship education is lacking, aspiring founders may struggle to develop viable business models and effectively execute their ideas.’

Madam Simeone was speaking to the Ghana News Agency at an engagement in Accra with entrepreneurs from MESTAfrica.

MEST Africa are providers of critical sk
ills training, funding, and support in software development, business, and communications to Africa’s tech entrepreneurs.

Her engagement with the organization has resulted in GHS 20,000.00 grant to be given to one local entrepreneur whose creativity resonates with Arian Simeone’s mission.

She said building a strong network of contacts within the industry was crucial for startups to access opportunities for partnerships, collaborations, and customer acquisition.

Mentorship played a pivotal role in guiding startup founders through the various stages of growth, providing practical advice, feedback, and encouragement based on the mentor’s own experiences.

‘Without access to experienced mentors who can offer guidance on strategy, decision-making, and problem-solving, founders may struggle to navigate uncertainties and make informed choices,’ Madam Simeone said.

She said the startup space in Ghana was more than expected, looking at the varieties of talents on the African continent, producing great tech entrepr
eneurs.

A-good brand story, strong team and how much traction one had were initial indicators that contributed to the success of startup businesses.

Source: Ghana News Agency

NCCE inspires young minds to build a better Ghana


The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has engaged students of Methodist D/A Junior High School at Adidome in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region as part of their Citizenship Week Celebrations.

The event on the theme: ‘Children, Let’s Build Ghana Together,’ aimed to instill patriotism, civic responsibility, and peaceful coexistence among the young learners.

Madam Victoria Afi Bosson, the Principal Civic Education Officer of the NCCE, led the engagement, explaining the significance of the celebration and the importance of the 1992 Constitution in Ghana’s democracy.

She emphasized the duties of a citizen, as outlined in Article 41(a-k) of the Constitution and encouraged the students to embrace volunteerism and community service as ways to make a positive impact.

Madam Bosson urged the students to be patriotic citizens and ensure unity despite cultural and tribal differences.

She also charged them to become ambassadors of peace, especially during the upcoming general elections.

‘We o
nly have one Ghana, and these young learners have a role to play by preaching peace wherever they go,’ she emphasized.

The students were inspired by the interactive session, which aimed to shape their minds and empower them to contribute to building a better Ghana.

Some of the students told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the engagement was educative and it would assist them to become active contributors to Ghana’s progress.

They pledged their commitment to playing integral roles in promoting peace in the country.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Petroleum Commission green’s Diabene SHS in Takoradi


The Western Regional office of the Petroleum Commission (PC) has planted variety of trees to enhance the ecology of the Diabene Senior High School in the Essikado/Ketan Constituency of the Western Region.

The PC team, led by Mr. Alfred Ayah, Regional Manager, Madam Sekyiwaa Darko, the Community Relations Officer and other management staff took turns to plant some of the species in and around the school compound to create a hedge as well as improve upon the aesthetic of the school.

The petroleum Commission provided 200 coconut seedlings, 200 oil palm seedlings and 200 of assorted timber trees for the project, which was in line with government’s agenda to replenish the vegetative cover to improve climatic conditions in the country.

The Western Regional Manager of the Petroleum Commission said the trees when well nurtured would improve the ecology, economic aspect of the school life and also the general environment.

He tasked the students to take good care of the trees for the future.

Reverend Peter Bontha
Kisseih, the Headmaster of the School, was grateful to the Petroleum Commission for supporting the school.

He said the school was currently in dire need of education infrastructure to change its fortunes for the best.

Reverend Kisseih called on all well-meaning Ghanaians, education stakeholders and philanthropists and organisations to support the school.

Master Samuel Kofi Asamoah, an Agriculture student said the extension practices, including mulching, watering and running where applicable would be strictly adhered to for the trees to develop.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Immigration Boss completes tour of five regions, calls for peaceful collaboration?


Mr Kwame Asuah Takyi, the Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service, has successfully completed an impactful 10-day tour of the five Northern Regions with a call for peaceful collaboration with residents to safeguard the country’s borders.

The Comptroller-General reassured the officers’ selfless dedication to the safety and security of the country.

The team began the tour from the North, traversing through the North East, continuing to the captivating landscapes of the Upper East, venturing towards the picturesque West, and culminating in the enchanting Savannah. 

This was in a statement from the Immigration Public Affairs Department copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.

Mr Takyi appealed to the residents not to harbour illegal individuals within their homes to undermine national security, emphasising the crucial role of every citizen in upholding these vital standards.

The tour served as an opportunity for the Comptroller-General to connect with his dedicated staff, gain crucial insights
into regional activities, and uplift their spirits in the face of daunting weather and working conditions.

It also aimed to comprehensively assess the security landscape at the various borders and unapproved routes, with a particular focus on empowering officers to effectively safeguard against potential terrorist threats and prevent the illegal entry of migrants.

Mr Takyi embarked on a series of courtesy calls, paying respects to Regional Ministers, District Coordinators, and Chiefs such as the Northern and Upper East Regions, Ya-Naa, Mion paramountcy, the Overlord of Mamprugu, and the traditional authorities of Waala, Telansi, Pagapio, and the Bola Wura.

These engagements, the statement said, were emblematic of a unifying spirit, demonstrating the collaborative effort required to ensure the safety and prosperity of the regions and the nation as a whole.

The Overlord of Waala Traditional Area, Naa Fuseani Seidu Pelpuo IV, and his Council of Elders donated 100 acres of land to the Service. 

The gesture w
ill serve as the foundation for a future training school, residence, and regional headquarters embodying the spirit of progress and cooperation.

Mr Takyi was accompanied by the Chief Staff Officer, Assistant Commissioner of Immigration Emmanuel Ashley, Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI) Barbara Sam, and DSI Osei Kwakye of the Public Affairs Department, along with other officers from the National Headquarters.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Ningo Prampram Assembly marks tree planting exercise with 2000 seedlings


The Ningo Prampram District Assembly (NiPDA) in the Greater Accra Region has participated in the 2024 National Tree Planting exercise with 2000 seedlings of different species across communities in the area.

The exercise commenced with a short ceremony at the Prampram Senior High School, where stakeholders, including Mr Tetteh Al Latif Amanor, the District Chief Executive (DCE), planted some of the trees within the institution’s premises.

Mr Amanor, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the tree planting exercise had come to stay and urged Ghanaians to embrace the move and plant trees to safeguard the environment.

He said most countries, including Ghana, were battling with the issue of climate change, and the one surest way to win the battle was to plant trees to restore what had been lost over the years through human activities.

The DCE stated that discussing ways to combat climate change was more theoretical while planting trees demonstrated the practical aspect of how the fight could be
won.

He said Ningo-Prampram had arable land, and it was the duty of the residents within the district to protect the environment and make it friendly for generations.

Mr Amanor indicated that illegal sand winning was a challenge confronting the district and advised that people involved in such illegalities must desist from such acts.

Mr Peter Djan, the Headmaster of Prampram Senior High School, expressed gratitude to the District Assembly for planting trees in the school. 

He said this would contribute to sustaining and maintaining green environments, and it would be prudent for citizens to become environmental stewards.

He appealed to the authorities to consider planting trees at the various institutions dotted across the district to beautify and enhance their environment.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Bui Power Authority cultivates 1,400 acres of tree seedlings since 2021 – CEO


The Bui Power Authority (BPA), the managers of the Bui Generating Station (BGS) has cultivated and nurtured 1,400 acres of trees since the government’s Green Ghana Initiatives was launched in 2021.

Mr Samuel Kofi Ahiave Dzamesi, the Chief Executive Officer has said.

He said the authority had contracted and some of the BGS’s Project Affected Persons (PAPs) were nurturing the trees, which were all doing well.

Mr Dzamesi said this in a speech read on his behalf by Mr Samuel Nimako-Boateng, the Director, Power Operations Department, BPA, during a tree planting exercise organised by the authority at Bui in the Banda District of the Bono Region to mark this year’s Green Ghana Day.

Personnel of the BPA and the Ghana Armed Forces deployed to protect the Dam participated in the tree planting exercise.

Mr Dzamesi said the Authority would plant 16,000 tree seedlings around the dam’s enclave this year, saying it cultivated and nurtured 11,813 different species of trees in 2023.

Additionally, he explained the Board
of Directors of the Authority had approved a policy on the conservation and protection of 26 different economic indigenous and domesticated tree species at the dam site.

Currently, the authority is tagging the identified tree species for easy identification, Mr Dzamesi stated, saying with assistance from the Wildlife Division (Bui National Park) of the Forestry Commission, the authority was sensitizing local communities on the need to preserve the trees.

He expressed worry that impacts of climate change were being felt and underlined the need for the BPA to complement efforts towards global fight against the adverse effects and mitigating the impact of climate change in the country.

Climate change, he added, was contributing to erratic rainfall patterns, rising temperatures, food insecurity and increasing poverty levels.

Mr Dzamesi said a strong political will with an increased investment response ‘by the Emergency Response Team attributable to our collective efforts for the acquisition and deployment of
additional two State-of-the-art multi-purpose fire tenders in operations at the BGS here’.

‘Aside protecting our installations and our forest, cashew farms within the catchment area were protected thereby enhancing biodiversity conservation’, he stated.

Mr Chrisentus Kuunifaa, the Director, Occupational Health, Safety, Security and Environment of the BPA, stressed the authority’s commitment tree plantation was preserved for the nation to derive the optimum benefit

Source: Ghana News Agency