Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence

At the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence - IIAI, we are driving excellence and leadership in the UAE’s research in the field of artificial intelligence to promote economic growth, foster innovation and improve people’s lives.

IIAI is leading fundamental and applied research that pushes the boundaries of AI knowledge and its application for solving complex problems in all domains. We believe that AI is the key for tackling most challenging real-world problems.

Our applied research teams are working with experts in different areas to contribute to real-world solutions. For example, we are collaborating with clinicians in leading hospitals on applying cutting-edge machine learning and computer vision techniques to revolutionise the healthcare industry through medical image computation and analysis.

IIAI attracts exceptionally talented and highly motivated researchers and engineers in the areas of computer vision, machine learning and medical imaging to work across disciplines on both fundamental and applied research.

IIAI was founded in 2018 with the focus on breakthroughs in various areas of AI research. The institute is led by Professor Ling Shao, who was previously Chair Professor of Computer Vision and Machine Learning at the University of East Anglia, UK, and Chief Scientist of AI with a Fortune Global 500 company. Situated in the central business area of Abu Dhabi, IIAI aims to employ the best researchers and engineers in the field of AI with varied interests and backgrounds from across the globe.

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Key facts

  • GPU farm of 100 NVIDIA DGX-1 servers and other GPU machines
  • Access to massive data from different resources
  • Located in ADGM, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE