Abu Dhabi: The General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs and the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on research and development for innovative artificial intelligence-based projects.
The MoU was endorsed by Mr. Fahad Gharib Al Shamsi, the Executive Director of the Support Services Sector at Abu Dhabi Customs, and Mr. Sultan Al Hajji, who serves as the Vice President for Public Affairs and Alumni Relations on behalf of Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence.
The collaboration is part of Abu Dhabi Customs’ commitment to building effective partnerships with various local and international entities, institutions, and organizations in support of its vision to be a world-class customs authority.
Mr. Al Shamsi stressed that this MoU is a new step towards envisioning the future of customs work and “discovering broader horizons for cooperation by leveraging AI technologies to achieve Custom’s goals in accordance with the nation’s directions and the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence.”
According to the Executive Director, areas of cooperation between the two parties include implementing innovative AI-based projects for Abu Dhabi Customs, collaborating on research projects, and developing new technologies in customs fields. The collaboration further seeks to offer training and educational programs, as well as organize joint events, workshops, and initiatives.
Mr. Al Hajji commented that “Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence is committed to supporting the AI ecosystem by developing innovative AI solutions that cater to the needs of various sectors and government services. As such, we are pleased to collaborate with Abu Dhabi Customs to provide applied solutions and innovative technologies by integrating AI research for a secure nation and a thriving economy.”