Dubai, 12 October / WAM

Experts and specialists: Major companies will compete for the talents and competencies of generative artificial intelligence

Participants in the closing day sessions of the “Dubai Artificial Intelligence Forum”, held at the “Museum of the Future” and “Area 2071” in the Emirates Towers in Dubai, confirmed that major companies will compete for the talents and competencies of generative artificial intelligence, which is... Which requires everyone to adopt generative artificial intelligence techniques and enhance their skills in line with the development of technologies.

Sean Kennedy from Nokia confirmed that the development of artificial intelligence will not reduce the human role in society, contrary to common fears. This type of technology works according to a well-thought-out plan, so investment must be made in developing and enhancing human skills in parallel with the development of artificial intelligence. Kennedy said: We live in the era of artificial intelligence, which forces everyone to participate in the race to develop and use this type of machine learning and employ it, but the point that everyone should pay attention to is the amount of responsibilities that we must bear, as the matter here is not limited to the responsibility of developing artificial intelligence. Rather, it includes the responsibility for regulating this intelligence and its impact on society, calling for work on integrated systems of standards and mechanisms that guarantee the regulation of the development, employment, and use of artificial intelligence. He pointed out that ensuring that artificial intelligence models achieve the required contribution to the development and growth of society in an effective manner depends on designing and developing flexible models that are capable of constantly evolving, learning and improving in a way that makes them capable of achieving further analysis, linking and evaluation, meaning that we build more responsible artificial intelligence systems.

In turn, Dr. Ibtisam Al Mazrouei, Executive Director and Acting Chief Researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Unit at the Technological Innovation Institute, confirmed that the UAE has become one of the most important developers of artificial intelligence technologies with the launch of the “Falcon 180B” model last September, which represents the latest version of the Falcon linguistic model that was launched by the institute earlier.

Al Mazrouei pointed out that the new model was developed by employing 180 billion variable workers, and was designed to be open source as part of the Institute’s keenness to continue developing and benefiting from artificial intelligence technologies and enhancing its contribution to achieving the directions and vision of the UAE, and making benefit, learning and development available to all to ensure a better future. Explaining that the previously launched Falcon 40B model witnessed download rates exceeding 12 million times to benefit from it and work on it.
Al Mazrouei said that the UAE attaches great importance to the development of artificial intelligence technologies, and we have made great strides in this field, as in 2022 we launched the “Noor” model, which is the largest artificial intelligence model capable of understanding the natural Arabic language with great accuracy, explaining that this interest stems from Artificial intelligence technologies represent an important axis and support in promoting digital and technological transformation for all sectors, which is what the UAE targets as part of its directions to achieve sustainable economic development and ensure a better future for all.

David and Daniil Liberman, co-founders of Product Science and Humanism, said innovation in the generative AI space will predominantly happen outside large corporations and be led by individual inventors. However, collaboration with big organizations, particularly regarding capital and resources, will be essential, they said.

David Liberman, emphasized the role of individual talents in designing and engineering generative artificial intelligence in a panel titled ‘Can GenAI be a Catalyst for the Fourth Wave of Entrepreneurship?’. He said that pioneers and emerging entrepreneurs will be better suited to obtain funding to develop generative artificial intelligence in the future, and major companies will compete for talent and competencies in this sector. David expected funding to be directed more towards individual inventors rather than companies in the generative AI sector. In turn, Daniil Liberman, pointed out that major companies have been hiring data and artificial intelligence scientists over the past years in the absence of an ideal environment to benefit from their creativity and give them the space to develop practical and influential applications and products for generative artificial intelligence. Daniil said that generative artificial intelligence today provides each of us with the ability to design our own path to learn its applications and uses due to the simplification of science and knowledge it has achieved, stressing that the presence of a flexible legislative system in countries and geographies that polarize digital economy competencies and projects will be an attractive factor for generative artificial intelligence talents.