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The United Arab Emirates Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (UAE C4IR) has launched the C4IR AI Fellowship Program to help exchange knowledge between Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry leaders, innovators and experts around the world.

During the 54th edition of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which is underway in Davos, Switzerland, between Jan.15 and Jan.19, the program was launched under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UAE C4IR and Rwanda C4IR.

In addition to Rwanda and the UAE, more centers from across the globe are expected to join the program and create a global, interconnected community of AI practitioners. Besides sharing knowledge, this platform will also address the challenges faced during AI implementation and policy.

"This initiative will create an integrated global community of leading AI experts to work collectively to solve challenges in the field. They will cooperate to develop innovative policies and legislation that keep pace with rapid advances in technology," CEO of Dubai Future Foundation Khalfan Belhoul said as per WAM.

"This global program will focus on knowledge exchange with the C4IR network around the world. It will help pool the knowledge gained during the development of AI projects around the world to accelerate progress and deepen impact," he added.

Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information Communication Technology and Innovation in Rwanda, shared her excitement to be a part of this program, noting that the East African country is looking forward to leveraging AI to drive equitable transformation.

"Rwanda is committed to leveraging AI to drive equitable transformation, fostering a community of AI practitioners who are equipped to tackle the unique challenges of our time. Through collaboration and shared expertise, we aim to drive innovation and shape the future of AI, making it an inclusive and ethical tool that benefits all," she said.

The program is expected to offer customized sessions, touching upon unique challenges and opportunities available in the AI landscape. These sessions will also feature the use of AI applications, research and developments.

The UAE has been emphasizing the use of AI and its potential in various sectors including education. Earlier this week, Minister of Education Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi highlighted the importance of AI in the education sector during a panel discussion.