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Saudi prepares 100 plants for 4IR; Sohar port invests in AI lab
Good morning everyone!
Here’s your weekly roundup of Middle East AI News!
As it was last week, it's a brief newsletter today. Later this morning, I'll be reviewing the year's news on autonomous vehicles, R&D and smart cities in my Linkedin newsletter.
Stay safe and have a great New Year's weekend! Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022!
#MiddleEast #GCC #2022 - New levels of investment, digital adoption and deployment have further reshaped businesses and the consumer experience this year. These trends look set to endure into 2022 and beyond. (ZDNet)
#Saudi #Industry4 - Saudi Arabia is preparing 100 plants to become digitally transformed into Fourth Industrial Revolution plants. The Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON) will first target 20 plants, will will define the roadmap for the digital and industrial transformation of the remaining plants. (Arab News)
#Oman #AI - Sohar Port and Freezone signed an MOU with the University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS) in Suhar (Sohar) which will see the development of an AI Lab on campus. The lab will use technology to help unlock new opportunities for tenants, maximise productivity and increase efficiency. (Oman Observer)
#UAE #banking - The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) has released the twenty-Fourth Edition of its introductory booklet on ‘Using Artificial Intelligence in Banking Services’, The booklet can be downloaded here. (Zawya)