AIQ and Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will energize joint research into AI related technologies with an emphasis on solutions for the energy sector. The agreement was signed in the presence of AIQ CEO Omar Al Marzooqi, MBZUAI President, Professor Eric Xing, and senior management from both organizations.
Under the terms of the MoU, AIQ and MBZUAI will collaborate on a wide range of advanced technologies as well as the exploration of a joint lab or research and development center. In addition, the agreement will enable internships and AI training opportunities for MBZUAI students at AIQ. Both parties will also explore the potential for endowed chair and adjunct professor positions at the university.
Al Marzooqi said: “The oil and gas industry is being transformed by a rapidly changing digital landscape. The collaboration between AIQ and MBZUAI will be a driver for AI technology research that will unlock innovative solutions for the sector to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of operations. The partnership offers significant potential to accelerate the development of AI solutions for the industry while enabling knowledge transfer and nurturing the UAE’s future leaders in AI through training opportunities.”
Xing said: “MBZUAI is committed to supporting AI innovation and talent development in the UAE. Agreements like this put that commitment into action through shared research and future growth opportunities.”