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Abu Dhabi’s, Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) launches ‘AI71’: New AI Company Pioneering Decentralised Data Control for Companies & Countries

In an era of expeditious advancements across artificial intelligence (AI), Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) is making a bold stride with the launch of its new AI company, AI71. This entity is built on the Technology Innovation Institute’s (TII) Falcon generative AI models. It will focus on multiple specified domains while offering unprecedented AI data control options for companies and countries looking to self-host for greater privacy.

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The new AI powerhouse was launched by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in the presence of several ministers and representatives of leading multinational technology firms. The ATRC’s Technology Innovation Institute developed–the Falcon 7B, 40B, and 180B large language models (LLMs), and will be ATRC’s VentureOne subsidiary that takes AI71 to market across multiple domains, starting with the medical, educational, and legal sectors. It will enable the access to vast storehouses of anonymized data in these verticals – representing a rich and diverse demographic – AI71 will offer a critical differentiator over other earnest AI markets today – namely, the UAE’s highly digitized and comparatively mature e-infrastructure. The UAE government’s swift decision-making structure uniquely positions the new company to leverage its responsible AI advancements globally with innovation and regulatory frameworks, bypassing the lengthy processes often associated with such developments. AI71 will enable clients to deploy its AI models and benefit from access to sophisticated data reservoirs to ensure outstanding generative AI performance through partnerships and collaborations. Significantly, AI71 will enable decentralized data ownership which allows clients to retain control of their own data. This will set new standards for privacy and security, serving as a differentiator for AI projects where data sovereignty is critical. This is a game-changing option for AI accessibility, especially for enterprises, large corporations, and foreign government entities keen to ensure that their data remains private. AI71 will be built on a pro-innovation and on the premise that AI technology should not remain in few hands but be accessible to more people to foster creative innovation. The new AI company is focused on deepening the credentials of Abu Dhabi and widening the seriousness of AI contender in UAE, and in doing so, signposting the coming age of the country’s knowledge economy. The Secretary General of Advanced Technology Research Council, H.E. Faisal Al Bannai, said: “In the UAE, collaboration is more than a practice – it’s embedded in our DNA. Our Falcon generative AI models, at the heart of AI71, empower developers, companies, and countries, and grants them autonomy to steer their own data’s destiny. With access to the UAE’s centralized datasets, the deliberate commercialization of our AI models across various sectors stands as a pivotal element in our AI71 roadmap. While we explore this avenue, we make a firm commitment to perpetually open sourcing Falcon AI models, because only by democratizing these precious data resources do we truly benefit all of society.” The AI71’s first of cutting-edge specializations will have a medical focus and seek to transform capabilities in diagnosis and decision-making with significantly changing the accuracy and time spent on each patient. The educational and legal sectors are also to gain merit from AI integration and enhancements – impacting each domain with nuanced benefits that will lead to new solutions to support societal development. AI71 is collaborating with the seven partners across the ecosystem. These encircles the Department of Government Enablement – Abu Dhabi which centralizes over 30 government entities through digitization; the Office of Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, to support with broader adoption; World Wide Technology to co-develop integrated on-premise AI solutions; CNTXT to provide data labeling and annotation services; Hub71 will attract and scale tech and AI startups; PwC Middle East to address customer use cases; and AWS to supply compute power capacity. The newly established company is looking to grow its offerings for enterprises based on industry demand and facilitate the widespread diffusion of AI across the larger economy, in order to work for the foreseeable future with Al influencers. AI71 presents an opportunity to change and drive an AI-first ecosystem in the UAE and beyond. AI71 makes an impact across enterprises, industries, and governments, VentureOne will introduce new specializations that will meet the growing demand from various sectors.

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