The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE Nick Fewings/Unsplash

The Global Prompt Engineering Championship kicked off in Dubai on Monday, featuring 30 competitors from 13 countries, including Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Morocco, India, Singapore, the Dominican Republic, Austria, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates.

The competition is being held with the support of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF).

The 30 finalists were selected among thousands of participants from 100 countries. They will be seen competing in various categories, including Art, Literature and Coding. The winner will receive AED one million.

On the first day of the championship, organized in AREA 2071 in Emirates Towers, finalists will be judged based on their speed, quality, creativity, and accuracy. On the second day, the best chosen from each category - on the first day - will compete at the Museum of the Future.

"This global competition will highlight one of the most sought-after and promising skills of the future," Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, and Deputy Managing Director of DFF was quoted as saying by WAM.

He went on to explain that the Global Prompt Engineering Championship, "reflects the importance of harnessing technology in creative fields and innovation in a way that contributes to transforming the future of the labor market and the digital economy."

According to Al Olama, this is one of the initiatives aimed at supporting potential talents and "encouraging them to deploy 4IR from Dubai and the UAE, in a way that contributes to creating new opportunities, enhancing growth and accelerating transformations."

Microsoft, Google, and IBM alongside the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy will serve as strategic partners for this event.

Global Prompt Engineering Championship is organized by the Dubai Center for Artificial Intelligence (DCAI) and supervised by DFF. The judges' panel consists of Benedetta Ghione from Art Dubai, Saeed Kharbash from Dubai Culture, and Mazen Abu Najm from Microsoft. These judges will be responsible for the Art category.

The Literature category will be judged by Mustafa Al Rawi from International Media Investments (IMI), Ahlam Al Bolooki from Emirates Literature Foundation, and Ramesh Chander from Google.

Ashraf Khan from IBM, Abdul Rahman Al-Mahmoud from the UAE Artificial Intelligence Office, and Ahmed El Sayed from Google will judge the coding category.