Highlighting career opportunities in the field of AI

Thales and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) empower the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals to embrace the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As part of the virtual sessions on “Career perspectives” hosted by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Thales Senior expert in Artificial Intelligence, Juliette Mattioli, conducted a live presentation on Tuesday, 13th April, entitled “Building Artificial Intelligence for a future we can all trust”.

In January 2020, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi signed a cooperation agreement with Thales Group for the creation of an industrial chair in the field of artificial intelligence. The agreement marked a key milestone in shaping the future of AI research in the UAE, in line with the government’s vision for the burgeoning technology to act as a catalyst for the country’s digital transformation.

“As a long-term partner of the UAE, Thales supports the country through three main axes: industry, innovation and education. AI is one of the key technologies that irrigates these 3 axes. It is the defining technological revolution of our century, impacting all sectors, fields and modern society. Its pace of development has been so rapid that the very conception of AI is constantly evolving and constantly challenged. Through our partnership with Sorbonne University, we are developing young experts whose learnings and research will leave a lasting positive impact on tomorrow’s society,” commented Bernard Roux, CEO Thales in the UAE.

“As we aim to become a scientific beacon for intellectual freedom, creativity and innovation, it is paramount that we work with our partners such as Thales to advance research and literature in the field of AI, whilst also contributing towards the sustainable development of the UAE. A significant part of building a sustainable and autonomous economy is to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals, arm future leaders with science, and fortify them with knowledge,” Professor Jean Chambaz, President of Sorbonne University and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

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