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Ebtesam Almazrouei

Executive Director and Acting Chief AI Researcher for the Al-Cross Center Unit, Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei is the Executive director and acting Chief AI researcher for the Al-Cross Center Unit at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII). She is a renowned leader and visionary in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and technology. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, she has made significant contributions to AI research, development, and innovation in a short time, earning her a distinguished reputation in the industry.

Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei leadership and expertise have been vital in the successful development of Falcon LLM models (home-built rival to ChatGPT), which significantly outperforms models like BLOOM-62 and GPT-3. Dr. Almazrouei's commitment to pushing the boundaries of AI innovation and her instrumental role led to the development of Falcon 40B and its release it as an open-source large language model (LLM) for research and commercialization that has garnered global recognition. Falcon 40B's exceptional performance has ranked it the number one LLM globally on Hugging Face's leaderboard in May 2023, surpassing competitors such as Meta's LLaMA and Stability AI's StableLM. Additionally, she led the development of Noor, the world’s largest Arabic large language model (LLM) model in 2022.

Dr. Almazrouei is recognized worldwide for her contributions to AI and was featured in Leading AI Women in the World in 2023 list, alongside other distinguished women in the field. She is also an advocate for sustainability and AI for Good initiatives, as well as the general chair of Abu Dhabi AI Connect and TPC chair of many IEEE international conferences.

Her contributions extend beyond her work at TII where she leads the big data expert subcommittee of the UAE Council for AI and Blockchain and is a member of the worldwide steering board of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). She is also a member of the Science and Engineering Advisory Board at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD). She is a scientific author, patent inventor, entrepreneur, and renowned speaker, known for her keynote speeches at prestigious summits such as the AI Summit in London, World AI Cannes Festival, and Tech summits.

Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei previously worked in the telecommunications industry delivering business solutions for companies like BT, Etisalat, and KU where she has been able to leverage her expertise to develop advanced tech solutions and products for stakeholders across multiple industries on the Internet of Things (IoTs), autonomous vehicles and drones, wireless localization, intelligence network optimization, 5G and beyond.

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