Navigating Climate Challenges with AI: Partanna’s Training Initiative with KAUST and The University of The Bahamas

Today, Partanna announces the launch of an artificial intelligence training program with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), The Honourable Philip Davis Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and The University of The Bahamas.

Partially funded by Partanna, the program will commence in Spring 2024 at the University of The Bahamas for 44 students, led by KAUST’s top faculty.

The AI revolution

Whilst the advances in artificial intelligence that have dominated news coverage in the past 12 months have centred around generative models such as ChatGPT and DALL-E available to the public, the true impact of AI is often understated.

Every day, advances in artificial intelligence unlock new opportunities and drive innovation in industry: important discoveries or research that could have taken years and millions of dollars in resources can now take place nearly instantaneously, offering untold possibilities.

At Partanna, as we continue to discover, optimize, and refine new construction materials, AI is an astonishingly powerful tool and one that will drive forward our mission to delink pollution from development.

A local solution to a global problem

In 2022, we announced our partnership with the government of the Bahamas to build the world’s first carbon negative housing development in Nassau: putting the Bahamas, a country disproportionately affected by climate change, at the forefront of the fight against it.

Since then, Partanna has gone on to deliver projects around the world, including the United States and Saudi Arabia, helping to revolutionise the construction industry.

Now, by partnering with KAUST, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and The University of The Bahamas, we have the opportunity once more to find and pioneer solutions to climate change locally, driving real change globally.

Empowering the next generation

The unfortunate reality is that as temperatures continue to increase, sea levels continue to rise and extreme weather events become more common, younger people will bear the brunt of climate change.

By forging cultural and education exchanges across the world and providing the resources to study AI, Partanna is helping to equip the next generation with the tools to innovate, adapt, and lead in the fight against climate change.

A natural partnership

Partanna is partially sponsoring a 10-day course at The University of the Bahamas in Nassau, with five standout students set to continue their journey with an 8-week summer school at KAUST in Saudi Arabia. This initiative builds on Partanna's previous collaboration with Ocean Revive, a KAUST-based startup focused on leveraging our carbon-negative concrete technology for coral reef restoration.

Our latest venture, in partnership with KAUST, Prime Minister of The Bahamas Philip Davis, and The University of The Bahamas, represents a strategic alliance aimed at driving significant environmental impact. By integrating AI technology, we're not only empowering the next generation of leaders but also bolstering The Bahamas' contribution to global climate change efforts. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to fostering innovation and effecting real change.