UAE – Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) and the United Al-Saqer Group have teamed up to advance education, knowledge, and innovation in the digital health space.

In an official statement, MBZUAI President and University Professor, Eric Xing, expressed his readiness to work with the United Al-Saqer Group to conduct cutting-edge AI research that delivers tangible healthcare solutions.

This strategic research endowment aligns with MBZUAI’s commitment to advancing education, research, and innovation, and will prove instrumental in shaping the future of AI in healthcare in the UAE and beyond,” said Eric Xing.

As specified in the newly signed 10-year research endowment agreement, the United Al-Saqer Group, a business conglomerate based in the United Arab Emirates, will fund AI research projects at MBZUAI.

It aligns with the university’s main objective of empowering students, businesses, and governments to advance artificial intelligence as a global force for positive progress.

The United Al-Saqer Group will fund MBZUAI’s AI research projects, aligning with their shared commitment to advance education, knowledge, and innovation in digital health.

What’s more, the funds contributed by the United Al-Saqer Group will be used to establish and sustain health research projects at MBZUAI under the name of His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed bin Butti Al Hamed.

In his address, H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Al Hamed, Member of United Al-Saqer Group’s Board of Directors, said: “Through this research endowment agreement, the United Al-Saqer Group and MBZUAI will ensure that the UAE remains at the cutting edge of AI innovation across the healthcare ecosystem.”

This partnership follows the launch of an Institute of Foundation Models for advanced AI research at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence.

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence is currently advancing AI research and development in diagnostics, as well as digital twins and brain health.

MBZUAI is conducting numerous research projects aimed at tapping the power of AI to tackle challenges including the spread of malaria, the early detection of cardio and fetal abnormalities, and remote patient monitoring.

It is important to note that MBZUAI, the world’s first university dedicated to AI research, offers various graduate programs designed to pursue advanced, specialized knowledge and skills in artificial intelligence.

Researchers agree that AI has the potential to transform medicine and healthcare by massively reducing the time it takes to develop new medicines.

In addition to developing new medicines, AI has the potential to improve patient health by assisting clinicians in different specialties, including diagnosis and personalized healthcare.

With healthcare as a continued key focus area for MBZUAI, the United Al-Saqer Group has reiterated its strong commitment to support the development and enhancement of the vital sector.

The UAE is committed to innovation in healthcare to improve the lives of nationals and residents, and to propel the nation forward as a global leader in the sector while aligning with the healthcare aims of Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision,” commented H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Al Hamed.

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