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Ajman University opens R&D centres; Sharjah prisons use AI video analysis
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It has been an interesting week! Ajman University is stepping up R&D efforts with the launch of five new research centres focused on emerging tech; Sharjah prisons look to AI and facial recognition to manage prison violence; Alexa on campus is helping Bahraini students; and why more UAE women should be encourage to study STEM.
Also, the new Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre at Dubai Science Park includes the UAE’s first robotic cyberknife and radiosurgery centre. Scroll down for these stories and more!
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#UAE #R&D - Ajman University (AU) has opened five state-of-the-art research centres: an Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC), a Digital Transformation Research Center (DTRC), a Medical and Bio-allied Health Sciences Research Center, a Healthy Buildings Research Center (HBRC) and a Nonlinear Dynamics Research Center (NDRC). (Zawya)
#UAE #banking - GoFinance, the first fulfillment engine for all consumer banking products driven by robust AI, will launch services in the UAE by Q3. The fintech will provide customers end-to-end solutions to search, compare, choose, apply, and receive instant fulfilment of financial products. (ITP,net)
#UAE #NLP - Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has developed an AI-powered search engine to help employees search for legal knowledge and resources. The search engine's machine learning model, which uses Natural Language Processing (NLP), has been developed to be compatible with legal formats in Arabic, as well as English. (Zawya)
#UAE #facialrecognition - The Sharjah Punitive and Rehabilitation Establishment has introduced a new smart surveillance system that can detect if an inmate has a tendency to commit violence. The smart surveillance system detects facial expressions to identify moods such as anger, joy or sadness and predict likely actions, using big data and AI. (Gulf News)
#UAE #roboticsurgery - The AED 700 million ($191m) Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre has opened in Dubai Science Park, strengthening the UAE’s drive for a robust, resilient and world-class healthcare industry. The hospital features the UAE’s first robotic cyberknife & radiosurgery centre. (Dubai Media Office)
#UAE #wastewater - The Department of Energy Abu Dhabi (DoE) has begun construction of a Wastewater Monitoring Lab in Abu Dhabi that will use AI to analyse wastewater samples and issue early warnings to prevent the spread of infectious diseases or harmful substances, as well as curb any adverse effects on the #environment. (Emirates News Agency)
#Bahrain #AIvoice - The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) is using Amazon Alexa across its campus to support students, staff and visitors by enabling them to ask the AI voice assistant for information. Students can access information on coursework, grades and university communications by asking Alexa. (Computer Weekly)
#Italy #Saudi #bilateralrelations - Technology leaders from Saudi Arabia reaffirmed the Kingdom's interest in cooperating with Italy, during a roundtable meeting with their Italian counterparts. (Arab News)
#Israel #UAE #US #AccordAbraham - Last week a US senate bill introduced a bipartisan bill to create a US-Israel Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Center. Former White House Middle East envoy Jason D. Greenblatt says why not include the #UAE in that AI R&D bill too? (Newsweek)
#UAE #education - As the UAE becomes a knowledge-based economy, jobs will soon be linked to an even greater extent to careers focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Award-winning Emirati student Fatima Al Kaabi says that more must be done to encourage young people to take up STEM subjects. (The National)