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UAE energy sector buys USVs; Tunisia's INSAT develops Covid-19 app
Here’s this week’s roundup of Middle East AI News!
Scroll down for news about autonomous maritime vessels, a new Covid-19 diagnosis app developed by Tunisia's National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, and a $100,000 robotic coffee maker!
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#Belarus #Saudi #R&B - Belarus-headquartered Rozum Robotics, which develops a robotic specialty coffee experience says that it has sold a robot to a Saudi buyer. Although costs vary, a standard Rozum Cafe station package is priced at $100,000, while the coffee-making robotic arm alone sells for $22,000. (Daily Coffee News)
#UAE #finance - The UAE Ministry of Finance has upgraded the Emirates Gate system for government financial statistics reports. The system uses AI to link all the Emirates’ financial departments with the Ministry of Finance's system in order to meet the requirements of the IMF’s Government Finance Statistics Manual. (Emirates News Agency)
#UAE #skills - ADGM Academy signed an MoU with the Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) to advance talent development in Abu Dhabi. The two parties will offer specialised programmes within fintech and AI. (IBS Intelligence)
#Tunisia #coronavirus - A team from Tunisia's National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSAT) has developed an AI app that can spot early Covid-19 signs in patients’ lungs in seconds by analysing chest X-rays and CT scans. The app was developed in collaboration with German development organization GIZ and IBM. (The National)
#UAE #coronavirus - The UAE has deployed an array of Fourth Industrial Revolution tools — AI, robotics, 3-D printing, smart technology, and genomics — as part of an “all-of-government” approach to contain the coronavirus. (Arab News)
#Saudi #coronavirus - The Arab region may not be Japan and its student-controlled robots accepting diplomas during lockdown but it's acting quick enough to catch up with the trends. King Abdullah Medical Complex in Jeddah recently introduced a robot medic to help medical and nursing staff treating patients infected with Covid-19. (Stepfeed)
#UAE #coronavirus - The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), Abu Dhabi Health Authority and Dubai Health Authority have jointly launched an app called ALHOSN UAE to manage the Covid-19 crisis in the country. The app uses AI to guarantees a high degree of privacy protection. (Gulf Business)
#UAE #coronavirus - Dubai's speed radar cameras are all controlled by AI systems, according to Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of the Traffic Department at Dubai Police. The emirate's speed cameras are being used to catch people violating the movement restrictions over coronavirus. (Gulf News)
#UAE #USVs - AI and machine learning will enable autonomous ships to cross oceans and sail coasts avoiding hazards and delivering cargo. The UAE is already buying unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and Abu Dhabi expected to be a hot bed for tug remote control technology. (Riviera)