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Drones used for Covid-19 patrols; UAE students to programme space robots
Here’s this week’s roundup of Middle East AI News!
As the region increasingly looks to emerging technologies in the fight against the novel coronavirus, the UAE police have started using drones to enforce social distancing in public spaces.
AI-recruitment startup Searchie claims that its revenues grew 80 percent during the first two weeks of March, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi School of Government and Abu Dhabi Youth Council have launched a new 'Next Generation Abu Dhabi' education platform in cooperation with technology partners Coursera Data Science Academy, IBM and University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder).
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#UAE #recruitment - AI-recruitment startup Searchie claims that its revenues grew 80 percent during the first two weeks of March. It says hiring is taking place across across tech, e-commerce, online services, pharmacies and groceries, but is largely focused on the healthcare sector. (Arabian Business)
#GCC #Saudi #UAE #digitaleconomy - The GCC states aim to be at the forefront of using emerging technologies to drive their economies and AI alone could add as much as $320 billion to the region's GDP between 2018 and 2030. (ECFR)
#Saudi #UK #coronavirus - Healthcare app Babylon Healthcare Services, one of the UK's best-known AI health-tech startups, raised $550 million from new investors such as Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. (Arabian Business)
#UAE #coronavirus - Dubai Police patrols are leveraging drones to appeal to the public to comply with the instructions issued by health and security authorities in the UAE to limit social contact amid the spread of Covid-19. (Saudi Gazette)
#UAE #coronavirus - Police in Sharjah are using drones fitted with loudspeakers at crowded intersections and popular public spaces to urge people to stay at home. Announcements are made in three languages – Arabic, English and Hindi. (Gulf Business)
#UAE #education - Abu Dhabi School of Government and Abu Dhabi Youth Council have launched new digital platform to upskill the Emirate's youth. Starting in April, the platform will launch its data science programme in cooperation with Coursera Data Science Academy. (Zawya)
#Libya #UAVs - The war in Libya has international backers on opposing sides supporting their own interests. In the first conflict where unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are making up the bulk of the air operations, both sides have successfully attacked opposition aircraft. (Arabian Aerospace)