Dubai American Academy spearheads paradigm shift
Dubai, UAE. In a display of consciousness with the upcoming industrial revolution, GEMS Dubai American Academy, has inaugurated the Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. In it students will be able to experience and experiment with the latest trends in collaborative robots, 3D printing, image recognition, machine learning and machine-human interfaces.
GEMS has undertaken this initiative which, hopefully, will serve as a platform for intelligence sharing and technology collaboration with industry and academia in the areas of AI and Robotics.
Tammy Murphy, Superintendent/CEO, GEMS Dubai American Academy, said: “Preparing students for the future means having them engaged in technology through hands-on activities. With the launch of the new Center of Excellence for AI and Robotics, we provide students with the tools and conceptual frameworks to engage with AI-enabled technologies. At GEMS Dubai American Academy, we realize that everything we love about civilization is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence and robotics has the potential of helping civilization flourish like never before.”
Sreejit Chakrabarty, Director of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, GEMS Dubai American Academy said: “The Center of Excellence is founded on the research that 65% of the jobs needed in 10 years’ time do not exist yet. The Center of Excellence for AI and Robotics will ensure students are fully equipped with the skills, expert guidance and grasp of emerging technologies required to prepare them for a radically changing world as well as for jobs of the future.”
GEMS Dubai American Academy already has a strong commitment to technology and their curriculum includes basic programming structure and algorithm design, concepts of wide application for both industrial careers as well as humanities, health, education and the arts.
Part of the mandate of the Center is to seek agreements for internships with leading tech companies, arrange visits to industrial or commercial facilities where these technologies are applied, and open avenues for further learning for students.