Winners of the startup pitch competition

Make it in the Emirates: MoIAT reveals startup pitch competition winners

Twenty-four startups were shortlisted to participate in the competition by a panel of industry experts from a pool of almost 400 submissions

UAE’s Falcon 40B, AI Model is Now Royalty-free image credit Technology Innovation Institute

UAE’s Falcon 40B AI model is now royalty free for commercial, research use

The AI model can help raise efficiencies such as faster project starts, faster iterations, more flexible software development processes and easier license management

TII unveils its Falcon 40B

Abu Dhabi’s TII unveils its Falcon 40B AI model open source

Falcon 40B is a foundational large language model with 40 billion parameters and trained on one trillion tokens


The road ahead: AI, analytics and automation trends for agility and resilience

Businesses can leverage AI and automation to streamline their operations, reduce costs, improve efficiency and unlock new revenue streams

Ministry of Economy signs MoU with Presight to enhance UAE's attractiveness to FDI & support private sector partnership

UAE Ministry of Economy signs MoU with Presight to drive FDI

Presight will work with the ministry to attract foreign direct investments to new sectors in the UAE, by deploying big data, analytics and AI in education, healthcare, infrastructure and financial services

11-year-old Dubai-based coder

Dubai-based 11-year-old girl develops app that detects eye diseases

The 11-year-old girl’s mobile app can analyse various parameters such as light and colour intensity to locate the eyes within the frame range

SME story: Interview with Jamil Zablah & Wassim Merheby, co-founders of Verofax

SME story: Interview with Verofax founders Jamil Zablah & Wassim Merheby

Verofax is currently at the scale-up stage, providing marketing core competency solutions to six of the world’s top 100 global brands

DEWA's virtual employee Rammas

Rammas, DEWA’s virtual employee, addresses 6.8 million enquiries since 2017

Rammas provides information on 200 services and features, which include managing supply, bill payment channels and general tips on sustainability, among others

Masdar city and AWS sign partnership

Masdar City, Amazon Web Services to help UAE startups scale operations

Startups will have access to technical support and architectural guidance from AWS Cloud support engineers, as well as technical and business training delivered by AWS experts


Insights: Adding the human touch to AI for better customer experience

Artificial intelligence models can actively mine customer interactions for ideas on how to improve products, services and experiences

MOI DIB to collaborate

Dubai Islamic Bank teams up with UAE MOI to implement digital KYC journey

The initiative will allow new customers to open a bank account with DIB remotely and digitally through face-matching verification

RTA Dubai Taxis

RTA approves services and development projects for Dubai Taxi

The Smart Collection project, one of the approved initiatives, aims to deliver smart, digital and sustainable services to taxi drivers by streamlining collection procedures

Professor Debbah

How mathematics will drive the third wave of AI development

Sophisticated mathematical tools that mimic how the brain works, enabling us to better structure the logic capability inbuilt in future AI, are crucial

Bassel El Koussa, Co-founder and CEO of Quiqup

Quiqup to focus exclusively on e-commerce last-mile operations

Quiqup will exit the food delivery business and focus its efforts solely on e-commerce last-mile operations.

Higher Committee for Future Technology and Digital Economy

Sheikh Hamdan to chair Higher Committee for Future Technology and Digital Economy

The higher committee will help shape the future of AI by investing in the metaverse and establishing partnerships to boost Dubai’s digital economy


What if artificial intelligence ever becomes sentient?

Bloomberg Opinion columnist, Tyler Cowen explores the implications….

UAEREP launches new rain enhancement project

UAEREP’s rain enhancement AI-driven project kicks off

Driven by the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science, the project will assist operational rainfall enhancement programmes around the world by using AI algorithms

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

Saudi Company for Artificial Intelligence launches operations

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

Zayed University

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”

Expo 2020: Dubai’s RTA completes 15 infrastructure and road projects valued at Dhs15bn

Dubai Metro, public buses and taxis will offer connectivity to the Expo site

Dubai Police uses AI to secure Expo 2020 site

Officials reviewed the security measures for all the upcoming events to be held across the venue

Carrefour opens new AI-powered checkout-free store in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates

The store – the first such Carrefour worldwide, has 97 cameras in-store to identify products, improve inventory management and track the movements of customers

Dubai monitored by 300,000 cameras, one of the world’s safest cities – Sheikh Mohammed

A new initiative will see the use of drones by the Dubai Police to respond to criminal and traffic incidents across the city

Saudi’s Tourism Development Fund deploys Oracle Cloud to automate processes

The implementation is designed to drive automation and integration of TDF’s core functions including banking, finance, HR and procurement

Louis Vuitton owner signs deal with Google to use AI for boosting sales

The contract will run for at least five years and include training by Google Cloud to LVMH’s staff

Four reasons why regional manufacturers must adopt AI

Automation and AI is helping drive a manufacturing resurgence in many regions, according to Microsoft

Ahead of the curve: The technology of tomorrow

AI, IoT, blockchain, chatbot, 5G and AR will be crucial for businesses looking to stay ahead

Celine Bremaud

How data and AI are transforming regional organisations in 2021

The people and organisations who adapted to the crisis the quickest did so with technology