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MBZUAI appoints new President; KSA forms global digital cooperation org
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A new robo advisor launched in Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence appoints its new president, and Saudi Arabia forms the Digital Cooperation Organization, together with key trade partners Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Pakistan. Scroll down for these stories and more.
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#UAE #roboadvisor - A new robo-advisor has been launched by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)-based FinaMaze to increase investment performance by detecting financial market trends and applying market sentiment analysis. (MENA Fn)
#UAE #fintech - 17 successful start-ups from the fourth cohort of DIFC FinTech Hive accelerator programme showcased their innovations to potential investors and industry executives during a virtual investor day this week. (Zawya.com)
#UAE #R&D - Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) has appointed one of the top computer science professors worldwide, the renowned AI academic Professor Dr. Eric Xing as its new president. (Emirates News Agency)
#UAE #healthcare - Technology has proved to be instrumental in the fight against coronavirus and has opened the healthcare industry’s eyes to the possibilities of improved efficiency and patient outcomes moving forward post pandemic, for both communicable and non communicable diseases. (Arabian Business)
#Egypt #coronavirus - A young Egyptian engineer has invented a robot that can take patient's temperature, test for COVID-19 and even reprimand those not wearing a mask. The 'Cira-03' is capable of drawing blood and performing EKGs and x-rays, then display test results on a screen on its chest. (Daily Mail)
#Egypt #education - Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the University of Ottawa have signed an MoU to offer a Master’s degree programme in electrical and computer engineering. It will focus on AI and data science, the Internet of Things (IoT), and robotics. (Daily News Egypt)
#UAE #District2020 - Dubai's post-Expo 2020 mixed-use community District 2020 will enable the development and testing of smart-city technologies. It is planned that the district will become an “urban lab” that will allow businesses and residents to participate in pilot projects and solutions that can be scaled and applied to other smart cities. (Gulf News)
#Qatar #aviation - Hamad International Airport has become the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a 5-Star Covid-19 Airport Safety Rating by Skytrax. The airport uses a wide range of technologies to enhance safety including Smart Screening Helmets and UV disinfectant robots. (Trade Arabia)
#Saudi #AIpolicy - Saudi Arabia has formed the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO), together with key trade partners Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Pakistan. According to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Saudi Arabia, DCO aims to help create a digital future for all by empowering women, youth and entrepreneurs, growing the digital economy and 'leapfrogging with innovation'. (Saudi Gazette)
#Saudi #Nokia #Vision2030 - Mohamed Abdelrehim, head of transformation, Nokia — Saudi Arabia talks about Nokia-MCIT initiatives that support KSA's Vision 2030 through Digital Transformation. (Saudi Gazette)
#UAE #GITEX2020 - Smart Dubai’s pavilion at GITEX Technology Week bears the theme ‘Inspiring New Realities’ and showcases the latest upgrades to its strategies, projects, and services. GITEX takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre 6-10 December. (Al Bawaba)
#UAE #GITEX2020 - Dr. Mohammed Yaqub, Assistant Professor at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), will lead a talk titled, ‘How does AI Help Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic?’ on the first day of GITEX on 6th December. (ITP.net)
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