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His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa at the inaugration

AI academy launched at Bahrain Polytechnic

BAHRAIN, April 18, 2019

Bahraini Labour Fund “Tamkeen”, in cooperation with Bahrain Polytechnic and Microsoft, has recently inaugurated the Artificial Intelligence Academy in Bahrain Polytechnic.
 
It aims to provide a platform to enhance innovation and creativity capabilities of the youth in the field of artificial intelligence, said a statement.
 
The academy will aim to train and qualify 60 trainee students from various schools and universities across Bahrain as well as their teachers. It will use an integrated syllabus incorporating artificial intelligence, data analysis, data science and machine basics to do the same. 
 
The specialised training programme will take place over the course of one year, wherein trainees must pass 10 stations and solve a real-world problem using knowledge and expertise gained to complete the programme.
 
This came on the sidelines of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) from April 15 to April 18, 2019, in Bahrain. The event brought together entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and economic policymakers from over 170 countries.
 
The inauguration of the academy follows the directives of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, first deputy president of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and chairman of Bahrain Olympic Committee, instructing to accelerate academic specialisations that are related to artificial intelligence in the educational system of Bahrain.
 
The programme is considered to be a key strategic step that serves in strengthening the leading regional position of the Bahrain in the field of artificial intelligence technology, the statement said.  –TradeArabia News Service
 



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