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National Coders Program launches ‘AI-Forward’ initiative for Emirati women

The National Coders Program announced an innovative joint initiative titled “AI-Forward” in partnership with, the region’s largest talent marketplace, and Meem Foundation, a philanthropic foundation.

The initiative aims to empower 100 Emirati women by offering a comprehensive and free training program in data labeling and annotation, strategically designed to enhance their skills and encourage their entry into the burgeoning fields of technology and artificial intelligence (AI).

This pioneering initiative is a testament to the commitment to providing tangible opportunities for personal and professional development, particularly for stay-at-home mothers looking to upskill and enter the workforce. The training program will equip participants with practical skills in data labeling and annotation, ensuring they are well prepared for in-demand roles within the technology and artificial intelligence industries.

This initiative marks a crucial step towards fostering gender inclusion, skill development and empowerment in the rapidly evolving landscape of technology and artificial intelligence.

Saqr Binghalib, CEO of UAE Remote Work, Digital Economy and Artificial Intelligence Applications office, stated that the National Coders Program is a center for the development of digital skills and reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. This vision revolves around the development of talents and capabilities as a fundamental element in the UAE’s journey towards success and excellence.

Saqr Binghalib He added that through these types of initiatives, we aim to improve the empowerment of the entire society to ensure technological progress and enable them through comprehensive programs that keep pace with the latest technological advances.

He “AI-Forward“The initiative is designed to unfold over a comprehensive 24-week schedule, organized into three cohorts offering the same curriculum, quizzes and classes to ensure a complete learning experience for all participants and offer multiple opportunities to accommodate their diverse needs. schedules. Each cohort spans a duration of 8 weeks. This program, taught virtually and presented by Dr. Fayeq Oweis, Director and Founder of and Dr. Tasnim Ali, CEO and Founder of Shai for AIprovides participants with a flexible, self-paced learning environment, module by module.

Meem Foundationdirected by Muna Easa Al Gurg is a driving force behind this initiative and generously supports the program. Meem Foundation believes in holistic and innovative approaches to address the unique challenges faced by women and girls in the region. is an online marketplace that connects employers around the world with vetted and certified independent talent in all career fields with maximum value and guaranteed high performance. puts you in charge, giving you access to a large talent pool and complete control and visibility over your projects.

News source: Emirates News Agency

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