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Du to foster local AI innovation and entrepreneurship

MAGNiTT News - 2 years ago - Wed, Mar 13, 2019, 8:05 AM

Du to foster local AI innovation and entrepreneurship
Author: MAGNiTT

By: Adelle Geronimo / Tahawul Tech


SOURCE: Tahawul Tech - Du to foster local AI innovation and entrepreneurship

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced the launch of the first-ever IoT and AI Pioneers Competition.

The new initiative is aimed at fostering home-grown innovation and entrepreneurship in the UAE.

Giving youth an opportunity to spearhead the innovation initiatives established Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the event encourages contestants to tap into their creative thinking for the proliferation of ideas which will lead the UAE into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

More details about the competition can be found on

Driven by U5GIG, which was launched by du in 2016, the IoT and AI Pioneers Competition has been created to address the leaderships’ directive for a diversified economy boosted by innovative knowledge-based sectors. Throughout the competition, participants are encouraged to herald innovative ideas for the evolution of smart city, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT) advancements.

Saleem AlBlooshi, Chief Technology Officer, EITC, said, “The growing motivations for knowledge and innovation-based initiatives are at the heart of Vision 2021’s ‘United in Knowledge’ pillar.



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