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IBM and MBZUAI sign agreement to advance AI research with new centre

The centre will leverage the talents of IBM researchers and MBZUAI faculty and students and will focus on the advancement of applied research objectives


Human-machine partnerships are key to the future of customer experience

From diagnosing diseases to understanding human preferences and providing new customer insights, the human-machine partnership is evolving

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Google spinoff Sandbox AQ gets backing from CIA’s venture arm

The CIA’s In-Q-Tel was joined by Paladin Capital Group, which backs innovative tech companies, in Sandbox AQ’s first round of fundraising

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Dubai to open UAE’s first robotic biobank in 2023

A biobank is a place to store all types of human biological samples, such as blood, tissue, cells, or body fluids


Majority of UAE workers believe AI and data science will impact their jobs in five years

The YouGov study commissioned by Dataiku reveals the country to be pro-AI, but work still needs to be done to democratise the use of data and AI

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Uniphore acquires AI-powered knowledge automation platform Colabo

With Colabo’s solution integrated with Uniphore’s platform, enterprises will be able to use AI to extract knowledge entities from structured and unstructured data

How conversational AI powered bots are democratising the healthcare industry

Conversational AI solutions have the potential to make life easier for patients, doctors, nurses and other hospitals and clinic staff in several ways

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Gupshup acquires Active.Ai, a conversational AI platform

Headquartered in Singapore, Active.Ai serves BFSI customers across 43 countries

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Trends that will shape the automotive industry in 2022

Ben Barber, MD at XA Group explains why the following trends can be a critical element in deciding your success if you work in the automotive industry

Artificial intelligence will add $10tn to global economy in next decade – IBM CEO

Greater adoption of AI in the UAE could also add up to $200bn in productivity gains by 2030

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How conversational AI improves the experience of customers

Chatbots create a human-like conversational experience for customers, while making it engaging at the same time, says Ravi Sundararajan, COO, Gupshup

New artificial intelligence and coding licence launched in Dubai

The licence offered by Dubai International Financial Centre can also serve as a gateway to obtaining UAE Golden Visas

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Museum of the Future

The 77-metre tall landmark will provide the largest platform in the region to study, envision and design the future

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Data and digital consulting firm Artefact expands to Saudi Arabia

Artificial intelligence is expected to contribute over $135.2bn in 2030 to the kingdom’s economy, equivalent to 12.4 per cent of GDP

Business trends and startup opportunities in artificial intelligence

Worldwide funding of AI startups reached $20bn in Q2 of 2021 – more than double the total for the same quarter in the previous year

2022 will be a watershed year for the adoption of AI

AI will have a greater impact on industry than any other science or technology, says Jim Chappell, global head of AI and Advanced Analytics at Aveva

The five most common myths of responsible AI

Responsible AI is critical in building trust in what is quickly becoming an everyday tool

Here’s how the need for consumer intelligence has evolved

With a significant change in consumer expectations, Tod Nielsen, CEO at Talkwalker shares his insights on why consumer intelligence is crucial for brands

Shifts in recruitment practices for 2022

Hybrid ways of working have now been embraced by even the most traditionally run organisations

Darwinbox accelerates MENA expansion after leaping to unicorn status

With new Series D investment, the company is set to aggressively expand its team in the UAE and open its next GCC office in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi’s largest-ever tech event, LEAP, to take place in February

The event will be held at the Riyadh Front Expo Centre from February 1-3 and will feature over 400 expert speakers across six conferences

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Human error in data analytics, and how to fix it using artificial intelligence

The benefits of AI-driven analytics are many, from providing actionable insights in minutes to eliminating errors or biases in self-service analytics

Saudi Company for Artificial Intelligence launches operations

PIF-owned SCAI will foster innovation in strategic sectors and accelerate key national technological priorities

Dubai: DP World’s new platform to facilitate paperless trade

Cargoes Customs provides an intelligence-enabled, unified customs operating model that optimises border management and revenue collection activities

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Abu Dhabi’s Zayed University signs MoU with Injazat for student-led edtech projects

The collaboration will enable students to research and evaluate the use of AI in diagnosing learning difficulties among other areas

Mubadala, G42 to set up biopharma manufacturing campus in Abu Dhabi

The facility will focus on vaccine and therapeutic products to “strengthen regional supply chains”

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Aveva appoints Nayef Bou Chaaya as VP sales and head of Middle East and Africa

Bou Chaaya joins from Schneider Electric, where he led process automation business development in the Middle East

ADNOC’s AI venture signs deal with Beyond Limits

Companies sign Memorandum of Understanding to jointly boost innovation and AI commercialisation to support oil and gas organisations in the UAE

Here’s how the Middle East is set to become a powerhouse of innovation

Digitalisation has been proven to improve organisational performance and enhance business value by helping companies meet customer expectations

Here’s why the Middle East region is a lucrative market for startups

Over the past years, Hub71 has offered entrepreneurs the access to market, resources and support to enable founders to thrive in a growing market says Jida Itani, COO, Hub71