Abu Dhabi: 42 Abu Dhabi coding school is actively encouraging their students to create innovative solutions for the betterment of the wider community. The school, which uses a peer-to-peer and gamified learning approach, aims to drive the digital future of the UAE by upskilling its youth in the coding field in its effort to nurture the next generation of coders in the UAE and establish itself as a top talent incubator.
42 Abu Dhabi’s students developed a project featuring an AI machine-learning model that predicts the occurrence of chronic kidney diseases. In recognition of this project’s success, 42 Abu Dhabi students ranked in the first place when they presented their project at the HealAthon. HealAthon is a healthcare analytics boot camp in the UAE, dedicated to solving healthcare challenges using technology, which was organized in collaboration between UAE-based Edtech startup Airtics Education and Coders HQ and attended by 42 Abu Dhabi students.
The project benefits a number of stakeholders including patients who are at high risk of developing chronic kidney disease, and physicians who can use the model to facilitate timely referral and treatment of patients. It also supports the healthcare system by reducing the costs that come with the late diagnosis of progressive chronic kidney disease.
Additionally, one of the most innovative projects developed by 42 Abu Dhabi’s rising coders is the real-time sign language translation mobile app. The app aims to bridge the communication gap that currently exists between sign language users and people who do not have extensive knowledge of sign language. The app allows the user to capture a live video from the phone’s camera, of a deaf or mute person signing, which can be translated into English text. The app targets people who use American Sign Language (ASL) to provide them with a platform that facilitates communication and presents an end-user solution that integrates all existing research and implements a real-time translation service to interpret conversations.
In line with the school’s effort to foster the next generation of creators and innovators, 42 Abu Dhabi students also developed the Talent Hub platform, which allows recruiters to screen candidates by enabling them to record themselves while answering interview questions. This platform aims to elevate efficiency by allowing recruiters to screen multiple candidates at the same time.
Mr. Marcos Muller Habig, Acting CEO of 42 Abu Dhabi stated that, “42 Abu Dhabi remains steadfast in its commitment to creating a culture of innovation and encouraging its students to become catalysts of change to lead the Emirate’s digital transformation. By supporting students through their journey from ideation to project execution and implementation, we ensure that our school plays a key role in driving innovation, which is at the cornerstone of the Emirate’s development. We will continue with our efforts to empower learners to shape the digital future of Abu Dhabi and push the limits of digital innovation through our project-based learning approach at 42 Abu Dhabi.”
42 Abu Dhabi is an innovative and disruptive coding school, launched in 2020 as an initiative of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) and Abu Dhabi’s Ghadan 21 accelerator program, which aims to drive Abu Dhabi’s ongoing development through multi-faceted investments in business, innovation and people.