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Dubai Metro achieves new milestone; here’s how its fleet is maintained

Among other highlights, Dubai Metro has achieved a punctuality rate of 99.7 per cent

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Say hello to Coach AI

Why Coursera’s CEO wants the company chatbot to become your personal tutor


Rewriting the rules in gaming with AI

The video game industry is among the first to feel the full brunt of AI because it’s largely digital

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Emirates NBD launches SustainTech Accelerator Program ahead of COP28

The accelerator programme is accepting applications from September 6 to October 10 this year

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UAE minister Omar Al Olama in Time’s list of 100 most influential people in AI

Omar Al Olama joins the likes of X-owner Elon Musk and Chat GPT creator Sam Altman

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China bans iPhone use by government employees, Apple stocks in freefall

China is Apple’s third-largest market and accounted for 18 per cent of its total revenue in 2022

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Why physical security and cybersecurity should go hand-in-hand

A look at how organisations can shore up their cyber defences with the help of physical security protocols

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Dubai: DIFC amends data protection regulations

Regulation 10 is the first enacted regulation in the MEASA region on the processing of personal data via autonomous and semi-autonomous systems such as AI or generative, machine learning

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Technology Innovation Institute introduces Falcon 180B open LLM

With a 180 billion parameters and trained on 3.5 trillion tokens, Falcon 180B soars to the top of the Hugging Face Leaderboard for pre-trained LLMs

DCAI Accelerator Programmes attract 615 global startups Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai Centre for AI: Accelerator Programmes attract hundreds of global startups

Successful applicants will be invited to Dubai to work closely with government agencies to develop their projects and prepare for their implementation

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Revealed: GB Tech Web3 Awards 2023 shortlists

The shortlists reflect the innovation, creativity and dedication of individuals and projects shaping the Web3 ecosystem

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Insights: Exploring career paths in the evolving physical security industry

Physical security industry will require a diverse workforce populated by multifaceted individuals with varied backgrounds who can demonstrate the strategic acumen, technical knowledge and analytical skills

Microsoft and G42 to offer joint sovereign cloud and AI offerings Image Microsoft

G42, Microsoft alliance expands to include joint sovereign cloud and AI offering

This announcement marks the first significant outcome since G42 and Microsoft announced their intention to partner earlier this year, in April

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Meta to remove Facebook News from UK, Germany, and France

Facebook News, a dedicated tab on Facebook’s platform spotlighting news content, is set to be phased out in early December

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Bybit’s TradeGPT to offer AI-powered trading assistant

The platform can offer market strategies in terms of percentage chance and also recommend the right products

Huawei opens cloud data centre in Riyadh

Huawei Technologies opens cloud data centre in Riyadh

The data centre will store data locally in line with Saudi Arabia’s data regulations

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UAE: Astra Tech, Ant Group to launch digital payments solution aimed at tourists, visitors

The solution will help 1.4 billion wallet users conduct transactions seamlessly, directly from their home e-wallets while visiting the UAE without currency conversions

Emirates NBD makes strategic investment in Komgo Image Dubai Media Office

Emirates NBD makes equity investment in trade finance platform Komgo

The strategic investment in Komgo was made through Emirates NBD’s Innovation Fund, which was set up earlier this year

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AlNeyadi conducted over 200 research experiments on ISS. Here are some highlights

The experiments covered topics including the cardiovascular system, epigenetics, plant biology, human life sciences, material science, sleep analysis and advanced exploration technologies


Insights: How to spot AI ‘snake oil’ in cybersecurity

Organisations often overlook vital inquiries about AI despite their understanding and use of predictive analytics and other advanced technologies


Sony gains most since July after PlayStation gaming price hike

The gaming and entertainment giant will now charge as much as $159.99 annually for the premium tier of the popular service


Dell sales top estimates in positive signal for PC market

The shares rose about 4.5 per cent in extended trading after closing at $56.24 in New York


Honor IFA Berlin live stream: Watch the launch of Magic V2 smartphone

The IFA Berlin is expected to see the global debut of the Honor Magic V2 which was launched in China back in July


Apple tests using 3D printers to make devices in major manufacturing shift

The new approach has the potential to streamline Apple’s supply chain and kick off a broader shift

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Elon Musk says X will offer video and audio calls

The announcement came after the platform updated its privacy policy to include the collection of biometric data

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Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant will share JBL smart speaker

Amazon.com and Alphabet say these are the first products that will let people use two assistants at once


Insights: Embracing digitalisation in pharma sector

Digital tools and technologies are fast making inroads into pharma marketing plans as the space has opened itself to the new ‘hybrid’ normal

G42 launches Jais, open source Arabic language AI model

Abu Dhabi’s G42 launches Jais, open source Arabic language AI model

The language is a transformer-based large language model that incorporates many cutting-edge features, including ALiBi position embeddings

Samsung Food

Samsung Food, an AI-powered food and recipe service now available globally

The platform will act as a personalised assistant that helps users discover new dishes, create tailored meal plans and order ingredients online

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Binance launches crypto futures in Bahrain

Binance Bahrain BSC is the first regulated exchange in the region to offer these services and the only exchange with a CAT4 licence