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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

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Video: Autonomous robots deployed in Carrefour fulfilment centre in Dubai

Claimed to be the first-of-its-kind facility in the Middle East, the centre is located at Carrefour in Ibn Battuta Mall

Saudi-backed UK health app Babylon ends deal with Tencent

A $550m cash infusion led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in 2019 valued the company at about $2bn

Huawei picks winners of inaugural Innovation Competition for Middle East

Team from Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan takes home top prize

Gitex 2020: Huawei to highlight how partnerships can create value

Connectivity, cloud, AI, computing, and industry applications to drive growth

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Gitex 2020: Everything you need to know

The only major global tech event set to be held live next month at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Gitex will see technology and business leaders from across the world gather to set growth strategies for the future

Ajman and Intel join forces to launch new UAE IT lab

Mustakbaly offers UAE nationals free courses in programming, AI, robotics and more

Digital school Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed launches digital school initiative aiming to reach a million students in five years

The initiative will mainly cater to students who do not have easy access to formal education

Huawei Enterprise’s Middle East head on how the regional tech landscape is set to evolve

President of Enterprise Business Group for the Middle East, David Shi, talks about the role of digital transformation

Latest WD surveillance drives add new AI capabilities

Lineup of WD Purple surveillance hard drives including a new 18TB HDD

ADNOC CTO calls for digital transformation in energy sector

Alan Nelson joins other energy IT leaders in AVEVA discussion on digital transformation

UAE-based insurer Daman deploys Covid-19 AI bot with Microsoft

The Daman Health Bot offers general medical information and recommendations for Covid-19

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An eye on the future: Micro Focus’ Gonzalo Usandizaga on upcoming tech trends

As individuals and businesses adjust to the new normal, Gonzalo Usandizaga – vice president and general manager, Emerging and Growth Markets at Micro Focus, sheds light on the trends that are here to stay

Smart city projects receive public stamp of approval

Majority of citizens of global cities support facial recognition to fight crime

Video: How are regional educational institutions navigating through the current crisis?

As remote learning becoming the new normal, Professor Silvia Serrano, vice chancellor of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, reveals how educational institutions are managing