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Microsoft, OpenAI tie-up comes under antitrust scrutiny

UK to look at whether Microsoft-OpenAI deal harms competition


Europe agrees landmark AI regulation deal

The accord requires foundation models such as ChatGPT and general purpose AI systems (GPAI) to comply with transparency obligations before they are put on the market

Archit Gupta, CEO of Cleartax with insights on tools to aid tax compliance KSA and GCC

Getting tax-ready: Navigating compliance in Saudi Arabia, GCC

Embracing tools such as VAT Filing Reconciliation and Assistance and Accounts Payable Automation becomes crucial to ensure efficient, accurate tax operations and compliance

Gemini - Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., during the Google I/O Developers Conference in Mountain View, California, US, on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Google introduced a new large language model, used for training artificial intelligence tools like chatbots, known as PaLM 2, and said it has already woven it into many of the internet search company’s marquee products. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google just released Gemini: It’s ‘most capable AI model’ yet

The launch of Gemini comes eight months after the search giant launched Bard and one year after OpenAI launched ChatGPT on GPT-3.5

How AWS is supporting MENA’s cloud journey

Exclusive: Jonathan Allen on how AWS is supporting MENA’s cloud journey

AWS’ director of enterprise strategy tells Gulf Business that the company has three data centres in the UAE and Bahrain, giving customers access to key cloud computing services


MSI’s festive promotions in December has exclusive offers on laptops

From gaming enthusiasts to business professionals, MSI has launched a comprehensive offering for the festive season

Naim Yazbeck, GM Microsoft UAE

COP28: Microsoft’s Naim Yazbeck on leveraging data, tech to drive sustainability

Microsoft UAE’s general manager shares how UAE organisations can embrace ‘sustainable’ possibilities presented by technology and tells us about the company’s participation at COP28


Bitcoin surges above $42,000 for first time since April 2022

The cryptocurrency is up more than 150 per cent in 2022 alone and there’s now further momentum in this market amid hopes around future interest rates.


Here’s why Saudi’s IT services growth is fastest in MEA – IDC

Mega projects in the kingdom, together with renewed digitalisation efforts, are spurring on a whole new era of IT services growth for the country, says the IDC.


UAE consumers among the most demanding globally for seamless app experiences

Key findings from the research indicate a significant shift in consumer behavior and expectations

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World’s largest gathering of futurists convene in Dubai on Nov 27

Dubai Future Forum will convene 2,500 experts and 150 speakers, hailing from more than 100 countries

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Black Friday: How cyber crooks are using AI to scam consumers

Here are simple tips to help you shop safely during the shopping season

Etisalat by e&, DCT Abu Dhabi partner to redefine esports sector

Boost for MENA esports with new Abu Dhabi-backed tie-up

The partnership seeks to nurture emerging gaming talent and elevate local esports events to international gaming benchmarks

Binance’s $956m exodus: CZ exit sparks outflows

Crypto currency exchange Binance has seen almost $1bn in outflows after Changpeng Zhao stepped down to settle a US probe.

Sam Altman to return as OpenAI CEO

Sam Altman will return as CEO days after his ouster, following several days of drama between him and the board of OpenAI


Growing demand for battery energy storage in ME, says EcoFlow

The region has ample natural and renewable energy sources with more than 300 hundred days of sunshine a year, making it a good fit for battery storage.


OPPO Find N3: Hands-on review

The flagship device pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in a foldable phone


Interview: Can Presight AI do a Moneyball for cricket?

Presight AI’s CEO highlights the role of data analytics in enhancing enterprise efficiency and unlocking the potential of one of world’s biggest sports

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UPDATE: Sam Altman to join Microsoft after OpenAI exit

Altman’s sacking angered current and former employees and worried them over an upcoming $86bn share sale

RTA makes modifications to routes and schedules

Dubai’s RTA makes changes to bus routes and schedules

The changes are aimed at expanding and integrating the public bus network with other public transport modes such as the metro and marine transport

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EDGE inks key deals at airshow, includes Dhs239m UAS deal with defence ministry

In line with one of the deals signed, EDGE will integrate its guided-glide weapon solutions onto aircraft and other Calidus platforms

John Schmidt -Global Aerospace-Defence Lead Accenture

Insights: The aerospace industry is embracing AI amid supply chain challenges

The integration of digital capabilities and data-driven solutions will be crucial in building resilience and ensuring long-term growth in the aerospace sector

Saudi data centre market to ‘double’ in size by 2028

The kingdom’s data centre market is expected to dramatically increase in size over the next four years as demand for 5G and edge computing ramps up.

Riyadh Air x Lufthansa

Riyadh Air signs with Microsoft, Lufthansa for digital operations

Microsoft said it will extend its technical expertise to Riyadh Air by offering guidance in architecture design, scalability, and security reviews

Abu Dhabi ADGM adds addendun to EU SCCs for data protection and privacy laws image ADGM

Privacy laws: Abu Dhabi Global Market adds addendum to EU clauses

ADGM is the first in the region to issue this addendum to the EU clause

Google switches on cloud region in Saudi Arabia

The search engine giant has officially activated its newest cloud region in Saudi Arabia, opening a host of new digital opportunities for the country’s economy

How regtech tools can enhance compliance and security

Cover story: How regtech tools can help UAE-based entities enhance compliance and security

NorthLark’s Eshana de Silva tells Gulf Business that regtech promises to marry the new landscape of post-financial crisis regulation to the new landscape of digital technologies


Interview: SAS harnesses generative AI to provide industry solutions

SAS is researching the application of large language models to industry problems with a focus on delivering trusted and secure results to customers

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Dubai Airshow begins on Nov 13, advanced aerial mobility takes centre stage

Held under the theme: ‘The Future of the Aerospace Industry’, the 18th edition of Dubai Airshow features a AAM pavilion this year in addition to the aerospace, space, and defence pavilions

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Coming soon: Samsung Galaxy AI to enable new era of mobile AI, here are its highlights

Galaxy AI is scheduled to be introduced in the early half of next year