Middle East hosts the FIRST Global DXB Challenge
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Deputy Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation HE Omar bin Sultan Al Olama has said that the FIRST Global DXB Challenge will promote Dubai as a global centre for robotics and AI.
The FIRST Global DXB Challenge is a robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) competition that is being held for the first time in the region from 24-27 October.
Speaking at a press conference today, he said that the hosting of the competition is aligned with the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to invest in bright minds and encourage creativity.
Al Olama said that the organisation of such events reflects the UAE’s emergence as one of the leading countries harnessing key future technologies like robotics and AI to enhance people’s lives.
He further said that hosting the event is in line with the UAE’s efforts to promote advanced science and technology, as well as enhancing partnerships with key global firms to create a brighter future.
Al Olama further said that the competition will feature contests between individuals as well as between participating nations.
Participating teams will work together to address the challenges as part of the larger aim of preparing a generation to cooperate with each other in using technology and creative thinking to serve humanity.