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Saudi uses drones with thermal cameras; Robots patrol Tunis streets
Here’s this week’s roundup of Middle East AI News!
Not much commercial news around at the moment. However, some interesting use cases for technology in the fight against Covid-19.
Saudi Arabia is using drones fitted with thermal imaging cameras to detect people with fevers from a distance.
Meanwhile, robots are reportedly patrolling the streets of Tunis!
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Have a great weekend!
#UAE #chatbots - Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that Rammas AI chatbot responded to over 1.2 million queries in 2019. Rammas is available round the clock to answer written queries and audio chat in both Arabic and English. (Zawya)
#SaudiArabia #coronavirus - Throughout the open spaces of Qassim, Saudi Arabia, multiple drones hover over people monitoring their temperatures as they go about their daily lives, according to the Saudi Press Agency. (Scoop Empire)
#UAE #coronavirus - Abu Dhabi- based AI and cloud computing company Group 42 and global genomics leader BGI have launched a new massive-throughput laboratory built to address the need for population-scale detection and diagnosis of COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates. (Zawya)
#SaudiArabia #smartcities - Construction Week talks to Mike Loginov, the chief information security officer at Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund-backed (PIF) flagship gigaproject NEOM. (Construction Week)
#UAE #UAVs - Dubai-based Falcon Eye Drones Services has predicted the UAE will emerge as the world leader in using drone capabilities. The UAE government has become a big user of drones, putting them to use across a wide range of sectors from agriculture to security. (Commercial Drone Pro)