Prompt Response

Dubai aims to create 1 million jobs in AI prompt engineering

The Dubai Future Foundation unveiled its “One Million Prompters” project on Tuesday

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, honours Austrian Megan Fowkes, who won the art category at the Global Prompt Engineering Championship in Dubai. (Photo: Dubai Media Office / X)

In the face of doomsayers who see artificial intelligence as wiping out jobs, Dubai is launching a campaign to make human involvement a key part of its approach to AI.

The Dubai Future Foundation unveiled its “One Million Prompters” project on Tuesday that aims to create a bounty of jobs for residents trained in the growing field of prompt engineering.

The work centers on using the best terms to make AI systems handle tasks most efficiently.

“We aim to prepare, develop and empower competencies with the skills needed to harness the potential of AI applications to advance innovation, progress and economic growth,” said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, and Chairman the DFF.

Separately, UAE Minister for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Omar Al Olama said in an interview with Reuters that, following Microsoft’s $1.5 billion investment in Abu Dhabi-based AI firm G42, he expects more joint AI investments between his country and the U.S.

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