Genius Group Launches Abu Dhabi and Dubai Genius Cities, AI Hubs at Abu Dhabi University

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Genius Group has announced the launch of two Genius Cities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, with an AI Ready Workshop on June 25, 2024, at Abu Dhabi University. The workshop will host 100 CEOs, government officials, educators, and students, offering AI training and an AI Roadmap. The initiative aims to make Dubai and Abu Dhabi leaders in AI, following the model previously implemented in Singapore. The Genius City program will feature AI training, tools, and certification courses from Nvidia, Google, and Microsoft, with AI Hubs at Internet City in Dubai and Abu Dhabi University. These efforts align with the UAE's National AI Blueprint.

  • Launch of two Genius Cities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, enhancing AI leadership.
  • Hosting of AI Ready Workshop expected to attract 100 influential attendees.
  • Collaboration with renowned institutions and companies like Nvidia, Google, and Microsoft.
  • Establishment of AI Hubs at strategic locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
  • Alignment with UAE's National AI Blueprint, indicating government support.
  • Plan to expand Genius City model globally, including major cities like London, Tokyo, and Miami.
  • Potential high costs associated with establishing and maintaining AI Hubs.
  • Risk of over-reliance on external partnerships with Nvidia, Google, and Microsoft.
  • Uncertainty about the tangible ROI from the AI Ready Workshop and Genius City initiative.
  • Challenge of meeting high expectations set by previous successes in Singapore.

100 CEOs, Senior Government Officials, Educators & Students Expected to Attend AI Ready Workshop on June 25, 2024 at Abu Dhabi University

SINGAPORE, June 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genius Group Limited (NYSE American: GNS) (“Genius Group” or the “Company”), a leading AI-powered education group, today announced the launch of two Genius Cities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with a first AI Ready Workshop taking place June 25, 2024 at Abu Dhabi University.

The Genius City model gives schools, startups, corporations and government localized and personalized AI powered training, case studies and a marketplace of AI talent and solutions. This enables forward-thinking cities – such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi – to be world leaders with their own Sovereign AI. The two cities follow in the footsteps of Singapore as part of a global network targeting 100 Genius Cities that implement Sovereign AI, integrating a full ‘Genius Cycle’ combining AI training and tools to build their own exponential ecosystems.

The AI Ready Workshop will be hosted by Abu Dhabi University – the UAE's No.1 private university – and will be led by Salim Ismail, the world’s leading expert in Exponential Organizations, co-author of Exponential Organizations and creator of the ExO Model for exponential growth.

The workshop is expected to be attended by 100 invited CEOs, senior government officials, educators and students. It will deliver a snapshot of current AI challenges and opportunities, together with an AI Roadmap for attendees. Participants in the workshop will take an AI Ready assessment and build an AI Ready Roadmap for their business or organization. Participants will learn how to reshape their strategy to be AI Ready, and the pathways to become an AI powered leader within their industry with practical next steps.

“Dubai and Abu Dhabi are leading the world in becoming AI Ready, with recent announcements of the UAE’s National AI Blueprint and AI Officers in all government departments,” said Roger James Hamilton, Founder and CEO of Genius Group. “We are catering to this high demand for AI training in the region with the launch of our Genius City program of AI training & tools. We are also launching AI Hubs in partnership with Abu Dhabi University – both at Internet City in Dubai and the University's main campus in Abu Dhabi – which will be the base to deliver their AI Accelerator Program and AI skills certification courses from leading AI companies including Nvidia, Google and Microsoft.”

“The local government and tech companies are already bringing world class AI tools to UAE. Now, as a Genius City, we can further elevate this progress to deliver measurable results. As we continue to move throughout the year, the team at Genius Group is looking forward to our upcoming Genius City launches including London, Tokyo, Mumbai, Miami, Las Vegas, Toronto, Vancouver, Stockholm and Santiago,” concluded Hamilton.

More details of the AI Ready Workshop can be found at:

About Genius Group

Genius Group (NYSE: GNS) is a leading provider of AI-powered, digital-first education solutions, disrupting the highly standardized system of traditional education with a personalized, flexible and life-long learning curriculum for the modern student. Genius Group services 5.4 million users in over 100 countries, providing personalized curriculums for individuals, enterprises and governments. The comprehensive, AI-powered platform offers programs for K-12 education, accredited university courses and skills-based courses for entrepreneurs. To learn more, please visit

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What is the Genius Group's new initiative in Dubai and Abu Dhabi?

Genius Group is launching Genius Cities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with an AI Ready Workshop on June 25, 2024, aimed at making these cities leaders in AI.

When is the AI Ready Workshop hosted by Genius Group taking place?

The AI Ready Workshop will be held on June 25, 2024, at Abu Dhabi University.

Who will attend the AI Ready Workshop in Abu Dhabi?

The workshop will be attended by 100 CEOs, senior government officials, educators, and students.

What is the goal of Genius Cities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi?

The goal is to provide localized and personalized AI training, case studies, and a marketplace of AI talent and solutions, positioning these cities as AI leaders.

Which companies are partnering with Genius Group for the AI Hubs?

Genius Group is partnering with Nvidia, Google, and Microsoft for the AI Hubs.

Where will the AI Hubs be located in the UAE?

The AI Hubs will be located at Internet City in Dubai and Abu Dhabi University.

How does the Genius City initiative align with the UAE's plans?

The initiative aligns with the UAE's National AI Blueprint, which aims to integrate AI in all government departments.

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