Dubai CP launches ‘One Million Prompters’ to boost AI workforce

May 21, 2024 / 9:14 PM
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), Tuesday, announced the launch of the 'One Million Prompters' initiative, the world's first and largest AI prompt engineering training program. Aiming to upskill one million people in three years, this initiative is overseen by the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF).
The initiative seeks to develop skills for crafting precise AI instructions, crucial for various tasks from content creation to complex problem-solving. It aligns with the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence to accelerate AI adoption and innovation.

Sheikh Hamdan emphasised the need for new skills in the labor market, highlighting prompt engineering as a critical future skill. He stated, "We aim to be the most future-ready city and continue preparing for the AI era."

The programme will offer accredited certifications, competitions, and networking opportunities with experts. The launch coincided with the Global Prompt Engineering Championship, where winners were honoured in Coding, Literature, and Art categories.

Sheikh Hamdan directed that next year's championship expand to include more categories, aiming to attract more global talents and highlight technological progress's role in shaping a better future. The event included workshops in collaboration with tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and IBM.
May 21, 2024 / 9:14 PM

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