Khalid Bin Hamad Innovation in Artificial Intelligence Competition launched at Bahrain Polytechnic

Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the General Sports Authority, President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, the fourth edition of the “Khalid Bin Hamad Innovation in Artificial Intelligence” competition is launched at Bahrain Polytechnic, under the theme “Resilient Futures: Innovation for Water, Energy, and Climate”.

The competition that is one of the initiatives of His Highness Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa to enhance scientific capabilities; is organized by Bahrain Polytechnic in collaboration with the office of His Highness Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa; Microsoft Bahrain and Oman, and supported by Hope Talents (the talent and human capital management arm of Hope Fund).

Around 36 teams are participating in this fourth edition of the competition. All participants were provided with Microsoft cloud computing services to work on their innovative AI projects.

On this occasion, the CEO of Bahrain Polytechnic Professor Ciarán ÓCatháin expressed his gratitude and appreciation to His Highness Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa for his continuous support and generous sponsorship of this competition that aims to encourage Bahraini youth’s creativity, and that seeks to prepare a generation capable of facing future challenges by improving their competencies, and refining their capabilities to transform future challenges to actual success stories.

In addition to that, Professor Ciarán ÓCatháin praised the organizing of the fourth edition of the competition, commenting that “this confirms the success of the competition in achieving its vision to invest in national youth, as to act as a platform for enthusiastic participants wishing to exchange their ideas, knowledge, and experiences with Artificial Intelligence experts and with members of the judging panel”, adding that “I hope that public and private institutions and companies in the Kingdom adopt the participants’ projects and innovations”.

On his turn, General Manager of Microsoft Bahrain and Oman Shaikh Saif Bin Hilal Al Hosani said “we are glad to participate in the fourth edition of the Khalid Bin Hamad Innovation Competition in Artificial Intelligence.  We are proud of the level of creativity of participants and how they employ technology to build and develop society adopting a modern innovative perspective”, adding that “such renewed spirits that is capable of giving is what motivates us to participate actively, and enhances our firm commitment to delivering the technological innovations to leaders of the transformation process. We are fully prepared to support the distinguished participants in the competition by helping them transfer their ideas into a reality that contributes to the confronting of the current challenges affecting our societies”.

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