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UAE university unveils AI course for smart city execs

American University of Sharjah's Certificate in AI for Smart Cities is aimed at regional mid- to high-level executives involved with smart city development

AUS's AI for Smart Cities course is aimed at mid- to high-level executives from the Middle East [representational image].
AUS's AI for Smart Cities course is aimed at mid- to high-level executives from the Middle East [representational image].

An educational course has been launched at the UAE's American University of Sharjah (AUS) to teach executives how artificial intelligence (AI) can be applied to smart city projects. 

AUS's Centre for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) has launched the Certificate in AI for Smart Cities. 

READ: Building smart cities will require more than bricks and mortar

The course will be delivered by CEPE, in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, within AUS's College of Engineering. 

Topics to be covered under the course include Big Data, machine learning, cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things (IoT), cyber security and blockchain, and cloud computing.

READ: Electric vehicles are essential to develop the Middle East’s smart cities

Students do not require prior knowledge of AI, and the course has been designed for mid- to high-level executives from the region. 

The introductory course is aimed at professionals working to develop smart cities, and those that want to learn how AI might transform their operations. 

AI is expected to help regional stakeholders manage urban development challenges such as energy and water consumption, traffic congestion, and administrative inefficiencies, WAM reported. 

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