Emirates Society for the Talented and HBMSU celebrate graduates of the UAE Technophiles’ Program

Dubai – Under the auspices and presence of HE Lt Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Dubai Police and General Security, Chairman of the Emirates Society for the Talented along with HE Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander in Chief of Sharjah Police and HE Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Emirates Society for the Talented and HBMSU honored the graduates of the UAE Technophiles program. In addition to empowering and supporting the younger generation, the program promotes national competence and equips learners with knowledge tools for the future. The closing ceremony also coincided with the UAE Innovates 2023 month and demonstrated the commitment of both institutions to develop specialized educational programs and materials to achieve the goals of the UAE Innovation Strategy.

The ceremony took place on the HBMSU campus in the presence of members of society and the university, as well as the participants of the program and their families. The ceremony began with a speech by HE Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, followed by a video presenting the students’ projects and awarding certificates to the participants. The event honored all learners and trainers and ended with the launch of an exhibition for the participants.

HE Lt Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and General Security in Dubai, Chair of the Emirates Society for the Talented, said: “Inspired by the vision of our wise leadership, today we lay the foundation for a new milestone in the national technical innovation ecosystem , guided by the strategies aimed at enhancing our national competencies and strengthening national talents by promoting advanced technological, computer and programming skills. As we celebrate the graduation of a new group of innovators armed with technical expertise and knowledge, we are contributing to the progress of our nation by shaping highly skilled individuals who will transform tomorrow’s national goals into game-changing projects.”

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SE Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU said: “We are proud of the new graduates who will support and contribute to the development of the nation. This initiative is the result of our joint efforts with the Emirates Society for the Talented to empower youth and support national talent. We thank the businessman Dr. Mohammad Bin Haider for his patronage and support of this program and all UAE Technophiles programs. The completion of this stack is particularly significant as it coincides with the UAE Innovates 2023 month, which is helping to mainstream innovation as a work culture and process, and inspiring innovators to raise the profile of the UAE as one of the most progressive and innovative nations strengthen in the world. The program is one of our key initiatives aimed at supporting national innovation strategies and enhancing the UAE’s reputation as an incubator for creative and innovative individuals. Accordingly, we reaffirm our commitment to developing initiatives focused on enhancing our national capabilities, stimulating innovation among the younger generation and strengthening our technical capabilities.”

Over 36 Emirati learners aged between 11 and 15 have successfully completed the three phases of the programme. The first phase, or Building Foundation, of the program focused on fostering a deep understanding of programming and computational thinking concepts and progressing toward an industry-based programming language, from fundamental programming languages ​​to JavaScript. The second application-focused phase involved the development of a real-world application project that leveraged artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The third phase focused on leveraging cutting-edge technologies and exploring the potential of the human brain using NextMind’s “Deep Neural Network” in an interactive metaverse environment. As part of the final phase, an enhanced Metaverse environment was also created using Roblox and Sandbox, leveraging AI, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Extended Reality. In addition, learners had access to a training mockup of ChatGPT, a system that includes conversational communication, in-depth explanations, and multilingual content creation, among other things.

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The UAE Technophiles’ Program is designed to drive radical change in the knowledge sector through innovation, continuous advancement and experimentation. The program equips learners with forward-thinking and leadership skills to master new technologies and contribute to their development.

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