GEMS Dubai American Academy has announced the launch of its new Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The establishment of this centre is a response to the rapid rate of technological and societal changes in today’s world and aims to drive the changes needed to ensure current models of education remain relevant to the dynamic nature of industry.
The vision of the Centre of Excellence is to promote educational and research activities in the field of AI and Robotics. It bridges the gap between businesses and educators with a distinctive capability to harness the intellectual energy of the academic world with state-of-the-art AI and robotics technologies. GEMS Education undertook the initiative to strengthen the country’s AI and Robotics ecosystem that will serve as a platform for intelligence-sharing and technology collaboration in the cutting-edge areas of AI and Robotics.
The centre bridges the gap between businesses and educators and combines the intellectual energy of the academic world with AI and robotics technologies.
The GEMS Dubai American Academy Centre of Excellence has a range of cutting-edge technologies such a Mixed Reality Zone featuring Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and Augmented Reality manufactured hardware from Facebook, Microsoft and HTC, with software like Unity 3D. The Centre also features a Self-Driving Car, an autonomous customised Renault Twizy fully electric car.
In the Robotics segment, the Centre showcases the Baxter Robotic Arm, a collaborative research robotic arm, capable of advanced facial recognition and machine learning using industry grade ROS and Python coding; and Assembly Line Robotic Arms, a Dobot Magician robotic arm industry 4.0 setup, mimicking an assembly line using varied end effectors such as grippers, suction cup as well as laser engravers.
Tammy Murphy, Superintendent/CEO, GEMS Dubai American Academy, said: “Preparing students for the future means having them engaged in technology through hands-on activities. With the launch of the new Centre of Excellence for AI and Robotics, we provide students with the tools and conceptual frameworks to engage with AI-enabled technologies. At GEMS Dubai American Academy, we realise that everything we love about civilisation is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence and robotics has the potential of helping civilisation flourish like never before.”
Sreejit Chakrabarty, Director of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, GEMS Dubai American Academy said: “The Centre of Excellence is founded on the research that 65% of the jobs needed in 10 years’ time do not exist yet. The Centre of Excellence for AI and Robotics will ensure students are fully equipped with the skills, expert guidance and grasp of emerging technologies required to prepare them for a radically changing world as well as for jobs of the future.”