Prime Minister Philip Davis and Partanna Celebrate Bahamas AI Graduates

Partanna is pleased to announce the graduation of students from the University of The Bahamas’ (UotB) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Intensive Micro-Course, in collaboration with KAUST and the Office of the Prime Minister, Philip Davis.

The specialized 10-day AI course ran from April 29th to May 10th and was taught by instructors from KAUST.

The graduation ceremony, held on May 22nd, was attended by students, faculty, representatives from Partanna, and The Honourable Philip Davis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Find out more: Partanna’s Training Initiative with KAUST and The University of The Bahamas

A Powerful Collaboration

In his keynote address to the students, Prime Minister Philip Davis celebrated the collaboration between his office, the University of The Bahamas, KAUST, and Partanna:

“We want to attract the best of the best from all over the world to The Bahamas to bring leading-edge opportunities to our youth and skills to our businesses. Artificial intelligence is a rising tide that can lift all boats and give us powerful new tools to grow our economy and solve our challenges.”

This collaboration across government, education, private industry, and countries offers a unique opportunity to drive forward innovation and unlock potential solutions to climate change through AI.

Partanna’s Commitment

As a material sciences company, Partanna is constantly discovering, innovating, and optimizing materials that will drive forward our mission to delink pollution from development.

Prime Minister Davis gave special thanks to Partanna for its “continued commitment to the environment through your groundbreaking carbon-negative concrete that will transform the global construction industry”.

The Start of a Journey

For five of the graduating students, this course represents just the start of their journey into the world of AI, as they have been awarded scholarships to attend an 8-week summer advanced Artificial Intelligence training program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

This scholarship includes full coverage of tuition and administrative fees, housing and meals, and round-trip flights to and from Saudi Arabia. 

Partanna is pleased to congratulate the scholarship winners! A special acknowledgement goes to recipient Nikita Denise Johnson for finishing at the top of the class – as well as to the other recipients Matthew Braynen, Joshua Curry, Jeff Joseph, and Kenneth Rolle. Have an amazing adventure!