AI to power Dubai's ATC; New Gen. AI hackathon
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Here’s your weekly Middle East AI News! A short one to day, due to time pressures.
Dubai will incorporate Saab’s AI-supported air traffic control systems at Dubai International Airport; the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) has just launched a new generative AI hackathon to take place next weekend; meanwhile DEWA starts using ChatGPT via its customer service virtual assistant.
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#UAE #AI - Dubai Airports’ air traffic control systems are to be powered by AI to improve efficiency. The Integrated Air Traffic Control Suite, developed by Saab, will be implemented at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. (The National)
#Saudi #AI - The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) has launched a Generative AI Hackathon, in collaboration with the National Technology Development Program and the New Native accelerator. The event aims to identify and develop business ideas utilizing generative AI technology. (Arab News)
#UAE #AI - Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) is deploying ChatGPT on its AI-powered virtual assistant, Rammas, for customer service improvement. DEWA is the first public utility worldwide and the first government organization in the UAE to use ChatGPT for customer service. (DEWA)
#UAE #ArtificialIntelligence - Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) and OurCrowd Arabia have signed an MoU to create initiatives promoting AI technology ecosystem growth. The partnership will establish an AI-focused venture capital investment fund and offer research, job, and internship opportunities. (WAM)
#Saudi #UAE #Metaverse - A Deloitte study suggests that the metaverse could contribute $55 billion to Saudi Arabia and UAE economies by 2035. Major industries expected to benefit include tourism, retail, property, and gaming. (The National)
#Saudi #UAE #AI - Leading AI startup Mozn has announced its expansion into the UAE and GCC markets. Mozn will provide AI-powered regulatory compliance and anti-fraud solutions to financial institutions in the region. (Zawya)
#Saudi #opinion- Dr Jürgen Schmidhuber, director of the Artificial Intelligence Initiative and professor of the Computer Science program at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), breaks ranks with many of his contemporaries who are fearful of the AI arms race, he said that artificial intelligence is inevitable but should not be feared. (The Guardian)
#AI #Business - A study from Oracle finds that 73% of business leaders in the UAE and 78% of those in Saudi Arabia would prefer AI to make organisational decisions. Companies using technology for data-driven decisions are considered more trustworthy and successful. (The National)
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