H.H. Sheikh Hamdan launches 'One Million Prompters' initiative

Dubai Media Office

Dubai has unveiled a major training initiative to upskill one million people in prompt engineering over the next three years.

The 'One Million Prompters' initiative has been launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.

The initiative, overseen by Dubai Future Foundation, will help galvanise AI workforce for the future job market. It's part of the Dubai Universal Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence, which seeks to accelerate adoption of AI applications.

"We are experiencing a tremendous acceleration in technological progress, which requires new skills in labour markets. Coding was formerly in demand, but today, prompt engineering has become one of the most promising skills," said Sheikh Hamdan.

'One Million Prompters will feature an extensive programme that includes training courses to upskill individuals in AI and prompt engineering, offering them accredited certifications to validate their expertise.

In addition, it will host various competitions and provide a platform for talents to network and collaborate with experts across the technology ecosystem.

The initiative was announced as Sheikh Hamdan attended the final round of the Global Prompt Engineering Championship in Dubai - the world’s biggest challenge of its kind.

The championship concluded on Tuesday after two days of contests in which participants competed for a prize pool of AED 1 million.

Sheikh Hamdan honoured the winners across three categories: Coding, Literature and Art.

The winner of the Coding category was Ajay Cyril from India, while Megan Fowkes from Austria won the Art segment and Aditya Nair from India was victorious in the Literature category.

Sheikh Hamdan directed that the second edition of the Global Prompt Engineering Championship, to be held next year, should be expanded to include more categories in areas such as software, videos and other key fields.

This year's championship received thousands of entries from around 100 countries. Thirty finalists qualified from 13 countries to come to Dubai and compete for the title of Best Prompt Engineer.

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