GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Event and Exibitions

 
  Share

ADNOC students beat out four other teams to take top spot in Abu Dhabi carrier's innovation challenge

Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 12, 2018:   A team of five students from ADNOC Schools reached first place in Etihad Airways' Artificial Intelligence Competition, held in Abu Dhabi. With five teams and over 40 students participating, the competition challenged the children to develop a service or solution that harnesses the power of AI technology in order to solve a problem or create a new capability within the aviation or air transport sectors.  The competition, held by Etihad and enabled by IBM technology, was held as part of the UAE's Innovation Month. 

The competition took place in several phases. The students were first required to familiarize themselves with IBM's Digital Nation (D-NA), a brand new platform, which they were the first in the Middle East to have access to. This was followed by a variety of workshops hosted by IBM, which allowed students to learn how to use AI technology in real-world environments. 

The competition itself was held between 4-6 February in Abu Dhabi. Students worked in their teams to create the projects, choosing one of two problem scenarios and utilizing IBM D-NA technology in order to create their solution. The winning team, A.I.rlines from ADNOC Schools, created “Murshid”, an intelligent “chatbot” that acts as a personal assistant, optimizing transit passengers' experience, via a mobile app. The app utilized chat, map utilities, and Application Programming Interfaces. 

Nilay Ozral, Chief Executive Officer, Aldar Academies, Operator & Manager of ADNOC Schools, expressed excitement at the team's victory, saying, “We are incredibly proud of our students' performance in Etihad's AI Competition. At ADNOC Schools, we place a heavy focus on STEM subjects, and our students' success is an indicator of this. Our students have shown their own talent and facility with complex, cutting edge technology and, more importantly, have displayed their ability to learn new things quickly and go on to succeed. We're very thankful to Etihad for creating such an exciting event, and are extremely proud of our winning team, as well as all the ADNOC Schools students who participated in the competition.”

A panel of five judges from Etihad and IBM judged the teams' projects based on functionality, creativity, practicality and viability, with the results being delivered at Etihad Headquarters on 7 February. The prizes awarded included internships at Etihad, flights to Baku, Azerbaijan and three-month subscriptions to IBM Digital Nation.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 11114 times
Posted on : Monday, February 12, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Dubai Electronic Security Center Receives Overwhelming Interest From Regional and Global Universitie...
Next Story : UAE Team Emirates Scoop Another Top 10 Finish as Students Fly Flag for UAE Cycling
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Let It Glow
Filorga Launches FLASH-NUDE Collection
Let All Your Photos Be Merry & Bright
The Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Automatic COSC The Rado watch at the top of th...
HP ProBook x360 11 G3 and G4 Education Edition
Chrono 4 Grande Taille - an extra-special timepiece
Tips and Tricks to Wash the Perfect Whites
30 Years of Ryder Cup Heroes Confirmed for the 30th Edition of the Omega Dubai ...
PopSockets launches a new collection with crystals from Swarovski, the must-have...
Nike Dubai, the largest Nike store in the MENA region, opens its doors in the Du...
Maintain Healthy Skin Year Round
American Eagle Is the Go-to Destination for Gifting This Holiday Season'
Free gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival
MIDO Baroncelli Lady Day & Night collection
Akshay Kumar Stuns Audiences With Transformation Into Surprising Look for 2.0
GAZOO Racing Wins Australia Rally at FIA World Rally Championship
Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Pal...
Newby Teas Launches Advent Calendar For Christmas 2018
Tissot Chemin des Tourelles
The Interiors Gift Guide with Home and Soul
Growth and inclusivity drive Avaya's channel strategy for 2019
Time For Enchanting Moments
Etihad Museum displays the UAE flag using 3D lighting
Holiday Handbags | GUESS
BharatMatrimony launches office in Dubai targeting 2 Million Indians
HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance opens In-Vitro F...
Kartik Aaryan attends Danube bash
France Attractiveness Scoreboard 2018 Released
UAE Exchange celebrates UAE National Day in association with RTA
Ring in a dazzling festive season at Ibn Battuta Mall
International supervisory community meets to discuss challenges ahead for global...
UOWD's quality management expert wins ASQ-UAE Quality Professionals Award
Dubai's Most Magical Festive Market Opens at Dubai Festival City Mall
Chinese Manufacturing Companies to Highlight Trade Opportunities in Middle East
Global Knowledge Index 2018 and The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report shin...
Festive Gift Sets from Bubble T
UAE Carriers announce aircraft formation to celebrate 47th National Day and Year...
Five-Star Euro NCAP for Jaguar's Electric I-PACE
Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018
Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge | Road Closure Timings
Voting on UAE Superbrands 2019 Begins
FBMA and 47 Emirati women celebrate UAE National Day
Al Hosn Now Open to the Public
Get Ready for Party Season with Lottie's new make-up hits
Middle East economies are still dominated by oil sector development
New ACH145 Mercedes-Benz Style Cabin Model Highlights First Presence at MEBAA fo...
Green Hope's November Advocacy
National Hospital offering special UAE National Day Health Package for AED 47th
Michael Kors Collection Transeason 2019 Press Presentation
BMW Group sales increase in October