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Dubai Metaverse Strategy revealed; KAUST and Intel partner on AV project
Middle East AI News weekly news digest...
Here’s your roundup of this week’s AI and emerging tech stories! Again relatively short this week due to the summer's slightly slower news cycle.
However, it's hard to miss all the buzz around Dubai's metaverse plans this week as the Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan after announced the emirate's metaverse strategy on Monday.
Dubai seems committed to building momentum for its play to attract metaverse and Web3 business - and it seem to be working! It is being noticed globally among industry leaders and the speed of policy-making has so far been impressive. See my Linkedin post for the timeline. Also check out my Linkedin newsletter later in the day for more comment on this.
Stay safe and have a great day!
#UAE #metaverse - Dubai's Crown Prince has announced the emirate's Metaverse Strategy which aims to turn Dubai into a global hub for the metaverse community and add $4 billion to the local economy by 2030. (Emirates News Agency)
#Saudi #AVs - KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), Intel Corporation and Brightskies have announced REDD, a strategic AI research initiative to develop an autonomous vehicle platform. (Saudi Gazette)
#Qatar #education - Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), has opened registrations for its two-week Creative Space Summer Camp. The camp provides an innovative computing learning experience to primary and middle school students. (HBKU)
#UAE #education - Citizens School Dubai's UAE Future of Learning 2022 survey found that 60% of parents feel that their children are not prepared enough for technologies of the future. The study surveyed 1,200 parents on their views about education and technology (Zawya).
#Egypt #NewCairo - Egypt’s Misr Italia Properties (MIP) is investing investing 70 million pounds ($3.7 million) to develop the technological infrastructure for Cairo Business Park and over 100 million pounds ($5.3 million) for IL Bosco City, both located in New Cairo. (Zawya)
#Oman #smartcities - Dhofar Municipality has been awarded a Special Achievement in GIS award for the use of AI in geographic information systems by ESRI, an international supplier of GIS software. (Muscat Daily)
#Oman #Alszheimers - An Omani research team funded by Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation has developed smart programme for Alzheimer’s diagnosis. (Times of Oman)
#Qatar #WorldCup - Fortem Technologies, Inc. is providing an airspace security and defense solution to integrate with Qatar's Ministry of Interior and Safety and Security Operations Committee command and control system to protect against ever-increasing drone threats. (AP)
#Iran #UAVs - Last week, Iran announced its first drone division in the Indian Ocean, via state TV. The TV report did not say how many vessels or drones were included in each unit, only that one ship carried 50 drones. (Gulf News)
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