G42 leads Astra Tech's $500m funding round; New Dubai robot cafe
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As 2022 draws to a close, the news cycle is winding down, so this is a short one!
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#UAE #funding - Abu Dhabi’s AI and cloud computing company G42 will be the lead investor in the latest funding round of $500 million for Dubai-based consumer technology development and investment company Astra Tech. (The National)
#Israel #UAE #development - A potential Israel-UAE cooperation in developing an advanced AI application understand Arabic language and its dialects will benefit the entire Middle East region, according to CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), Dror Bin. (Zawya)
#UAE #F&B - Dubai’s first ‘supermodel robot café’ will open next year, according to media reports. Donna Cyber Café will open in Dubai and has a lifelike robot modelled on Eastern European model Diana Gabdullina as its cashier. (Arabian Business)
#Egypt #OECD - Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat reviewed the country’s progress in AI, in a speech delivered at the the Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (MCIT)
#Bahrain #USA #unmanned - The US Navy has concentrated its efforts on pushing the use of unmanned and autonomous systems forward into operations. Despite the rockiness of its initial pitches to lawmakers back in 2020, this year the service made strides in explaining its strategy and executing it in real time. (Breaking Defense)
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