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MBZUAI Webinar Offers Opportunity to Learn Role of AI in COVID-19

As part of its social responsibility to the UAE community, the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first graduate-level, research-based AI university, organised MBZUAI Talks webinar on ‘How does AI help fight the COVID-19 pandemic?’, on 4 August.

The session was be led by Dr. Mohammad Yaqub, Assistant Professor, MBZUAI and research fellow at University of Oxford. During the webinar, Dr. Yaqub discussed the role of AI before, during, and after a pandemic, including use cases specific to the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf, Executive Vice President for Outreach and Engagement, MBZUAI,

Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf, Executive Vice President for Outreach and Engagement at MBZUAI, said: “We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves on COVID-19. This MBZUAI Talks webinar offers an accessible platform for everyone to gain essential knowledge and insights into the past, present, and future of pandemics, and how artificial intelligence can be used to reshape the future of emergency situations. From healthcare to education and economic recovery, artificial intelligence is one of our most powerful tools in combating COVID-19.” 

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