AI Office launches first generative AI competition

AI Office launches first generative AI competition

DUBAI, 6th June, 2023 (WAM) -- The Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Office (AI Office) launched the first competition in the field of generative artificial intelligence in partnership with the Digital School.

This is one of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), to develop educational tools using ChatGPT that teachers can use to create tailored lesson plans for students of all backgrounds and educational levels.

Saqr Binghalib, Executive Director of the AI Office, affirmed that the UAE government is keen to foster collaboration to empower community members and enhance their skills across diverse fields. These initiatives are designed specifically to augment the capabilities of talented individuals, thereby aligning with the goals of the National Programme for Coders.

In addition, they comprehensively support coders, entrepreneurs, start-ups, companies, and the education sector, to bolster their development and contribute to the nation's advancement.

Binghalib emphasised that the first competition in the field of Generative AI represents a pioneering endeavour to foster competitiveness among participants. Moreover, the competition will substantially advance teaching methodologies, enrich educational content, and facilitate streamlined communication of ideas to students via digital platforms and tools.

Dr. Walid Al Ali, Secretary-General of The Digital School, expressed the immense potential for leveraging cutting-edge technologies and innovation to benefit humanity, particularly in education.

He emphasised the significance of Generative AI and highlighted that this collaboration between the Digital School and CodersHQ, one of the National Programmes for Coders initiatives, represents a meaningful step in this direction.

The competition will foster innovative solutions to significantly enhance the educational process, expand the capabilities of teachers and students, and harness the combined power of AI and human intelligence.

By intelligently and effectively utilising knowledge and ideas accumulated by humanity and harnessed through Generative AI applications, this initiative will empower educators and learners alike.

Dr. Walid Al Ali further highlighted the essential role of this competition as a critical component within the broader scope of the comprehensive digital school initiative.

This initiative centres on harnessing technology and innovation to advance the cause of high-quality education on a global scale. By effectively bridging the gap between technology and education, the initiative seeks to expand educational access and opportunities.

The competition centres around creating comprehensive lesson plans, encompassing all essential components that augment teaching efficacy. These include delineating the lesson's topic and duration, curating a fundamental vocabulary list to equip students, and incorporating supplementary materials that support teachers in effectively conveying ideas and information.

Additionally, the competition emphasises the acquisition of skills by students through the implementation of these diverse lesson plans and ideas tailored to suit educational levels.

The competition contributes to improving planning skills and organising lessons in innovative and digital ways. It provides a clear understanding of what one expects from students of all educational levels while helping them continue to interact and focus.

The criteria for participation in the competition include the candidate’s skills in coding languages such as JavaScript and "Python" and basic web programming.

The competition consists of three levels to develop an easy-to-use and effective tool using Generative AI techniques, which contributes to facilitating lessons and addresses the topics of the carbon cycle, decomposition, nutritional needs of green plants, the process of fermentation and respiration, and the life cycle of frogs.

The competition levels include first providing an integrated lesson plan; second, creating a web application that allows participants to enter their requirements and view the lesson plan created in the web application, and the third is introducing fine-tuning capabilities to the web application and the created lesson plan, and the ability to publish the final lesson plan on Strapi.

Participants will be evaluated on the quality of the outputs, passing the programming skills assessment test at CodersHQ, the validity of the web operation used, passing the digital school assessment, and fulfilling all conditions.

Those interested in participating can apply by registering via the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-digital-school-x-coders-hq-competition-tickets-646881067687. The registration process concludes on 11th June, 2023.