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MBRSC opens registration for deep learning camp

The last date to register and submit the required documents is August 12.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced the opening of registration for the Deep Learning Camp for university students, which will be held virtually from August 18 to 20, 2020. The Deep Learning Camp is part of the initiatives of the MBRSC to support the UAE’s strategic directions in the science and technology fields. 

To apply for the camp, the participant needs to be a student of a university in the UAE within the ages of 18 to 30, with basic knowledge of mathematics, Python programming language and image process operations. 

A total of 15 participants, both boys and girls, will be selected from those who have registered. The last date to register and submit the required documents is August 12.

Through the camp, MBRSC aims to provide the youth with an experience to explore space science through theoretical and practical lessons conducted by experts in the field. 

The theoretical sessions deal with the definition of the principles of deep learning, its applications and the techniques used therein, with focus on satellite image analysis. 

The practical sessions will involve learning the applied aspects of deep learning through specialised machine learning applications, including Python Programming with Google Colab. 

The practical session will also engage the participants in a technological challenge through the “Hacakathon Competition”. The contestants will need to apply what they learned throughout the camp about deep learning and its application for the competition. Participants will also be awarded certificates from the MBRSC. 

HH Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General, MBRSC, said: “The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre is keen to make effective contributions that support the UAE’s strategic directions in the science and technology field. Young people can explore the important aspect of space science and modern technologies that are the basis for advanced science in all fields through this camp. The UAE’s ambition to strengthen its leadership in the space sector is clear, as the country is taking prominent initiatives in space technology and enhancing its role in this field. This has acted as a catalyst for younger generations to study such scientific disciplines.” 

Saeed AlMansoori, Head of Application Development & Analysis Section, MBRSC, noted: “Through these initiatives, we are working to prepare the youth and develop their skills to keep pace with the future of deep learning and Artificial intelligence technologies. To keep pace with the developments in the field of space sciences and technology in the region and globally, it has become necessary to possess such important skills and knowledge.”