Article Series: A Brief on Data and AI

As part of our ADGMA Research Centre Insights Series, we are publishing adapted articles from amongst our strategic collaborators. This article on data and artificial intelligence is republished with the kind permission of the Asia School of Business (ASB).

AI and data are crucial in virtually every aspect of our lives, both professional and personal. The combination of AI and data help drive automation, improve efficiency and decision making, enable predictive analytics, personalisation and enhancement of user experiences…the list is endless. Ultimately, AI and data help facilitate innovation, which is the focus of the ADGM Academy Research Centre.

We are proud to publish this paper by Sanjay, Shien and Satish as they share their insights on the extraordinary amount of data available and continuously generated, and how AI can be utilised to improve the way people’s lives, businesses, governments and national economies can evolve.


  • Sanjay Sarma, CEO, President and Dean of ASB, and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Sloan School of Management at MIT
  • Shien Jin Ong, Professor of Practice at ASB
  • Satish Viswanathan, Advisory Board member of the AI Observatory at ASB and a Managing Director at Accenture Strategy & Consulting