Discussing Arrangements for Establishing ICESCO Chair for AI Ethics at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Oman
28 September 2023
A delegation from the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) held several meetings in the capital of Sultanate of Oman, Muscat, with a host of Omani officials to discuss arrangements for establishing ICESCO Chair for Artificial Intelligence Ethics, which will be hosted by the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in the Sultanate of Oman.
ICESCO delegation, consisting of Mr. Mohamed Hedi Shili, Head of ICESCO Legal Affairs and International Standards Department and Dr. Salim Al-Habsi, Programs Manager at the Secretariat of National Commissions and Conferences, initiated its visit to Muscat by holding a meeting with Dr. Saeed Al-Rubaie, President of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, and a number of officials in the University to discuss the importance of establishing ICESCO Chair for Artificial Intelligence Ethics, and its potential contributions to capacity building, knowledge transfer, skills development, and strengthening linkages between universities and research and innovation institutions.
ICESCO delegation met a team of AI development, affiliated to the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology of the Sultanate of Oman, to discuss the importance of ICESCO chair and its prospected outcomes of cooperation in the field of ethics in the use of artificial intelligence.
ICESCO’s delegation visit culminated with a visit to Ms. Amna Al Balushi, Secretary-General of the Omani National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, in which the delegation thanked the Committee for its efforts and for acting as a link between ICESCO, stakeholders and institutions in the Sultanate of Oman.
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