Farukh Kitchlew | Feb 19, 2024 | 0
Abu Dhabi’s AI71 Revolutionizes Data Control in AI
In a groundbreaking move in the field of AI, Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) has unveiled its latest venture, ‘AI71.’ This new AI company builds on the success of ATRC’s Technology Innovation Institute (TII) Falcon generative AI models, introducing multi-domain specializations and a revolutionary approach to data control.
AI71, propelled by the Falcon 7B, 40B, and 180B large language models developed by TII, takes a pioneering step towards providing unprecedented control over AI-generated data. The launch ceremony was graced by H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, signaling the strategic importance of this initiative.
VentureOne, a subsidiary of ATRC, will spearhead the market introduction of AI71 across diverse sectors, with an initial focus on healthcare, education, and law. By tapping into vast stores of anonymized data in these sectors, AI71 gains a crucial advantage, particularly in the context of the UAE’s highly digitized and mature e-infrastructure.
Decentralized Data Ownership
A standout feature of AI71 is its commitment to decentralized data ownership. This innovation empowers clients to maintain control over their data, setting new standards for privacy and security. This is a game-changing proposition, especially for enterprises and government entities keen on safeguarding sensitive information.
AI71 is not just a local player; it aims for global influence through strategic partnerships. Collaborations with entities such as the Department of Government Enablement, Abu Dhabi, Worldwide Technology, and AWS underscore the company’s commitment to providing comprehensive solutions across various domains.
The initial specialization in the medical sector aims to revolutionize diagnostic capabilities and decision-making processes, promising significant improvements in accuracy and efficiency. Moreover, AI71’s integration into the educational and legal sectors holds the potential to reshape these domains, fostering societal development.
Shaping the Future of AI in the UAE
H.E. Faisal Al Bannai, Secretary General of the Advanced Technology Research Council, emphasized the UAE’s collaborative DNA. AI71’s commitment to perpetually open-source Falcon AI models aligns with the goal of democratizing data resources, ensuring benefits for developers, companies, and countries alike.
As AI continues to shape our future, AI71 acts as a catalyst for change. By offering cutting-edge solutions, prioritizing data control, and fostering global collaborations, the company aims to lead the charge in building an AI-first ecosystem in the UAE and globally. Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council has indeed set the stage for a new era in AI innovation with the launch of AI71.