Bahrain launched polytechnic AI academy to support SDGs in the scientific field

In collaboration with Tamkeen and Microsoft, Bahrain’s government launched Bahrain Polytechnic and accepted its first batch of 38 participants (out of 126 who applied) ranging from school and university students to job-seekers and professionals. The academy aims to provide an integrated specialised program that buttresses innovation and creativity capabilities in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). ‘ [Participants] will acquire international professional certifications from Microsoft that qualify them to innovate and serve the community using the latest available tools and technologies, and to meet the needs of the labor market in line with the Kingdom of Bahrain Vision 2030. They will be able to contribute to the implementation of sustainable development goals of the United Nations, which will provide the graduates the opportunity to be employed in global companies, and open new horizons for companies or startups’, explained Bahrain Polytechnic’s Deputy CEO of Resources and Information Affairs and Chair of the Artificial Intelligence Academy Committee Sh. Ali bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa.