Thales and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) empower the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals to embrace the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  As part of the virtual sessions on “Career perspectives” hosted by The Career Centre of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Thales Senior expert in Artificial Intelligence, Juliette Mattioli, conducted a live presentation on Tuesday, 13th April, titled “Building Artificial Intelligence for a future we can all trust".

In January 2020, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, (SUAD) signed a cooperation agreement with Thales for the creation of an industrial chair in the field of artificial intelligence. The agreement marked a key milestone in shaping the future of AI research in the UAE. This is also in line with the UAE’s vision for the burgeoning technology to act as a catalyst for the country’s digital transformation.

“As a long-term partner of the UAE, Thales supports the country through three main axes:  industry, innovation and education. AI is one of the key technologies that irrigates these 3 axes. It is the defining technological revolution of our century, impacting all sectors, fields and modern society. Its pace of development has been so rapid that the very conception of AI is constantly evolving and constantly challenged. Through our partnership with Sorbonne University, we are developing young experts whose learnings and research will leave a lasting positive impact on tomorrow’s society,” commented Bernard Roux, CEO Thales in the UAE.

“At Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi we are always keen on working with strategic industry partners such as Thales to advance research and literature in the field of AI, and contribute towards the sustainable development of the UAE. We believe that empowering the next generation of STEM professionals with the science and knowledge is key to building  sustainable and autonomous economies and towards the advancement of nations, and we are glad to work with Thales towards achieving this objective” Professor Jean Chambaz, President of Sorbonne University and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organisations and governments – in the defence, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.

Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020 the Group generated sales of €17 billion.

About Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Sorbonne University was established in May 2006, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces, and under the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is an Emirati university that benefits from the 760 years of experience of the prestigious Sorbonne, with a state-of-the-art campus located on Al Reem Island that combines comfort with the efficiency of new technologies.

The methodology, education and degrees adopted by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi follow the French Education System. Sorbonne University and Paris University issue the diplomas and the Ministry of Education in the UAE accredits all.

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is immensely proud to continue a remarkable heritage of academic excellence that has been nurtured since the 12th century, and the same pursuit of perfection that has made our mother institution in Paris one of the world’s most prestigious beacons of enlightenment.

More than 2000 students from over 90 countries have graduated from Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

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