Black and Bird & Bird Launch a New Artificial Intelligence Initiative to Upskill Talent, Remove Barriers to Innovation, and Provide Regulatory Guidance
May 2020 — Press Release
The newly launched AIx31 initiative is inspired by the UAE AI Strategy 2031 and is positioned to aid and accelerate the transition towards an artificial intelligence enabled future.
The highlights of the initiative include an AI webinar series in partnership with AREA 2071, and a report outlining a roadmap for organizations and government entities to plan and launch successful artificial intelligence use cases.
Leaders across high growth companies in the region are prepared for significant upskilling in order to better prepare for AI deployment.
The AIx31 initiative includes reports, public programs and advisory to achieve readiness, design strategic roadmaps, and launch successful AI pilots. The first report released earlier this month is titled “Rethinking Business In The Age of AI”, diving into relevant data and exploring the challenges and opportunities in the adoption of artificial intelligence.
“Rethinking Business In The Age of AI is a manifesto to empower and enable AI adoption for governments and organisations in the region.”
— Cheyenne Kamran, Global Digital Director at Black
“We are delighted to collaborate with Black on the AIx31 initiative. At Bird & Bird, we are acutely aware of the importance of the region successfully transitioning into an AI-powered future, but the path is paved with legal and regulatory challenges.”
— David Bintliff, Head of TMT at Bird & Bird
The public programs will be run in partnership with AREA 2071 in the Dubai Future Foundation, a physical and digital ecosystem purposefully designed to connect corporates, governments, startups, talents, the youth, and the public to co-create the future. By launching and collaborating on programs, AREA 2071 creates a platform where talents can showcase their ideas and innovations to find solutions to global challenges.
The first series of public programs will launch virtually, focusing on best practices and approaches that businesses and government entities can take to align with and capitalize on the UAE AI Strategy 2031.
“With this new webinar series, AREA 2071 continues to advance the innovation ecosystem by enabling corporate and government intrapreneurs to create their success story with AI.”
— Maha Al Mezaina, Director of AREA 2071 in the Dubai Future Foundation