Can Dubai Train One Million in AI by 2027?
Mokshita P.
Artificial Intelligence

Can Dubai Train One Million in AI by 2027?

Partnership announced at AI Retreat 2024 under Sheikh Hamdan's patronage to advance AI talent and applications in Dubai, aiming to train one million prompt engineers by 2027.

The Dubai Government Human Resources Department and the Dubai Center for Artificial Intelligence have joined forces to support the ‘One Million Prompters’ initiative. This partnership is all about reinforcing Dubai’s status as a global hub for AI talent and a top destination for AI investments.

This announcement was made during the AI Retreat 2024. This event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai. It took place on June 11th at two iconic venues: the Museum of the Future and AREA 2071 in the Emirates Towers, Dubai.

Now, this partnership is part of a bigger plan called the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence (DUB.AI). The goal here is to speed up the adoption of AI across all sectors. Specifically, the ‘One Million Prompters’ initiative, launched in May by Sheikh Hamdan, aims to train one million people in prompt engineering over the next three years.

Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, the Director General of DGHR, explained that AI has significantly advanced technology, especially in the last two years. It's a powerful tool that benefits professionals across all industries. At DGHR, they are actively integrating AI, training their employees, and promoting awareness about ethical and responsible AI use. The aim is to unlock AI's potential to create innovative solutions. They are proud to partner with the Dubai Future Foundation to support the ‘One Million Prompters’ initiative.

Khalfan Belhoul, the CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, emphasised that partnerships are key to empowering talent and expanding AI applications in crucial sectors for Dubai's future. This initiative aligns with the leadership's vision to accelerate AI adoption and upskill people to enhance their quality of life. They are excited to collaborate with DGHR on this strategic initiative.

Together, DGHR and DCAI will focus on building skills needed to create algorithms and guide AI in generating content and solutions through well-designed prompts. They plan to provide a supportive environment for trainees, including access to experts in AI and prompt engineering.

The AI Retreat itself serves as a major platform for announcements and strategic collaborations. It's organised by DCAI and the National Program for Artificial Intelligence and aims to promote AI adoption in various fields like digitalisation, data, logistics, research, and innovation.

The event attracted over 2,500 decision-makers, experts, and industry leaders from both government and private sectors, as well as global tech giants. It was a great opportunity for open communication, sharing future insights, innovative ideas, projects, best practices, and partnership opportunities between the public and private sectors.