Microsoft invests $1.5 billion in Abu Dhabi AI company G42

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G42, the leading UAE-based artificial intelligence (AI) technology holding company, has announced a $1.5 billion investment from Microsoft to strengthen it's expansion into new markets across the globe.

The investment will also strengthen the two companies’ collaboration on bringing the latest Microsoft AI technologies and skill initiatives to the UAE. 

The partnership will also support the development of a skilled and diverse AI workforce and talent pool that will drive innovation and competitiveness for the UAE and broader region with the investment of $1B in a development fund for developers.

The expanded collaboration will empower organisations of all sizes in new markets to harness the benefits of AI and the cloud while ensuring they are adopting AI that adheres to world-leading standards in safety and security.

G42 will run Microsoft's AI applications and services on Microsoft Azure and partner to deliver advanced AI solutions to global public sector clients and large enterprises.

 As part of this expanded partnership Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President of Microsoft, will join the G42 Board of Directors.

Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of G42, said, “Microsoft’s investment in G42 marks a pivotal moment in our company's journey of growth and innovation, signifying a strategic alignment of vision and execution between the two organisations. This partnership is a testament to the shared values and aspirations for progress, fostering greater cooperation and synergy globally.”

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