Forging an AI Alliance

Forging an AI Alliance

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  • OpenAI, the organization behind ChatGPT, is collaborating with a prominent artificial intelligence firm based in Abu Dhabi, marking the start of an expansion effort in the United Arab Emirates and the surrounding region. This partnership with G42, headed by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, an influential national security adviser in the UAE, is geared towards deploying OpenAI's generative AI models in various sectors, including financial services, energy, and healthcare.
  • Sam Altman, the co-founder and CEO of OpenAI, expressed, "By utilizing G42's extensive industry knowledge, our goal is to provide effective solutions that cater to the specific needs of the region, empowering businesses and communities." G42 CEO Peng Xiao described the collaboration as a "convergence of value and vision." 

Why it matters

G42, a key player in the UAE's AI advancement, is also partnering with Cerebras Systems Inc., which recently introduced a groundbreaking AI supercomputer as an alternative to Nvidia Corp. technology. In addition, G42 established the 42XFund, with a multi-billion-dollar investment focus on tech companies in emerging markets. OpenAI's tools, introduced the previous year, have sparked significant global investment in AI-supporting infrastructure, showcasing the potential of human-like intelligence through extensive data center resources.


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