The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in cooperation with Dell Technologies, launched an initiative to train students of five universities in artificial intelligence (AI).
Through this initiative, Dell Technologies will provide training workshops in data science and big data analytics in addition to data engineering workshops for students at Cairo University, Ain Shams University, the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, the German University in Cairo, and the American University in Cairo.
The ministry will present a case study topic that Dell Technologies will convert into a technical case study so that students can practice and learn AI applications, provided that the case study is integrated as a practical part of the AI courses for the five universities for five consecutive academic years starting from 2021-2022 to 2025-2026.
Through this cooperation, Dell Technologies will implement the ‘Train the Trainers Programme’, which will provide training sessions for university professors on various technological topics for AI, and a competition will be launched at the end of the academic year on AI applications to choose the best three projects submitted by students.
Golestan Radwan, the Adviser to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology for AI, said that this agreement comes within the framework of implementing the national strategy for AI, of which capacity building is one of the most important axes.
“Capacity building is not limited to theoretical information only, but the study must be linked to the practical reality, which is the uses of AI to develop different sectors. Therefore, the programme includes workshops with students to introduce them to the projects that the state is implementing in partnership with the private sector. We start today with five universities, and we hope — after the success of the first phase — to generalise it to all universities in Egypt,” she added.
Maged Mahmoud, the Director of the Centre of Excellence at Dell Technologies in Egypt, said that this initiative emphasises the importance of learning and keeping pace with the times and their rapid changes, and we believe it is an important step towards achieving Egypt’s strategy for artificial intelligence.
He added that artificial intelligence has become an essential component of our daily lives in various sectors.