Muscat: Digital and Integration (D&I), a Division of SLB Company on Thursday 19th Jan 2023, signed a memorandum of collaboration (MoC) with German University of Technology in Oman on conducting a technical programme of Artificial intelligence called “AI Academy”. The programme will provide and supply university students and professionals with the platform to use AI and ML theoretically and practically for any required field. The aim of the MoC is to deliver a step -change in the technical learning programs and find new ways to extract maximum value from AI business.
The signing ceremony patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ali Al Shidhani, Undersecretary for Communications and Information Technology at Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology.
Dani Rahal MENA VP Digital Manager said,” I’m honored to be here as the VP for the region, and I am excited to see the impact that this program will have on our workforce and our company as a whole. Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing the way we do business and it is crucial that we stay ahead of the curve to stay competitive. The AI Academy program will provide our employees with the necessary training and education to excel in this ever-changing landscape and will be a key component in achieving our goals as a company.
I am confident that the knowledge and skills that our employees will gain through this program will be invaluable, and will enable us to continue to lead in the industry.
Dr Hussain AL Salim said, "We are happy that we signed this memorandum of collaboration with SLB to establish AI Academy at GUtech, which is the first in the Middle East. Having such strong partnership with SLB will prompt the Energy industry with the latest technology by having a real industry challenges solved by Artificial Intelligence.
GUtech was on of the leading Omani Universities to introduce the Artificial Intelligence as a full bachelor Academic programme, and once this AI Academy programme launched it will increase the skills and experiences of our students and those who are interested to study and learn AI in simple way. In Fact, the AI Academy is designed for non-AI and IT specialist, and those from other disciplines such as the Engineers, the Geologists, and the Business and Logistic students and professionals who can enjoy the AI solutions without going into full AI or coding programme.