OpenAI and Abu Dhabi Based G42 Partner To Advance AI in the UAE


OpenAI has announced a strategic alliance with G42, a notable AI firm in the UAE. The partnership is aimed at using OpenAI's cutting-edge generative AI modes in multiple industries including as banking, energy, healthcare, and public services in the UAE and its surrounding region. 

Unde­r the chairmanship of Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan—the UAE’s national security adviser—G42 aims to leverage­ OpenAI’s profound expertise­ to empower businesse­s and communities with tailor-made solutions that align perfe­ctly with regional nuances. Although specific financial details we­re not disclosed at this time, this alliance­ forms part of a larger endeavor by the­ UAE government to foster its te­chnological ecosystem and position itself as an inte­rnational powerhouse for AI innovation, as per coingape.

Among their initiatives is the world-renowned Mohamad bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, the world's first graduate-level institution solely committed to improving AI research and teaching. The collaboration will benefit from the UAE's existing AI infrastructure, including Microsoft's Azure data centers. G42 intends to employ these resources as part of its AI platform to increase regional adoption. 

G42 has also worked with Cerebras Systems, a US-based AI business, to build the world's largest supercomputer for AI training. The collaboration also intends to help the area create AI policy and governance.

During his June visit to Abu Dhabi as part of his AI "world tour," Sam Altman indicated support for worldwide regulation of AI advances. He praised the UAE for its early use of AI and its proactive approach to conversations on the issue before it became mainstream.

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