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King Saud University IBM

IBM, Saudi’s King Saud University partner to advance skills development

IBM will work with KSU to support AI education and awareness while maximising partnerships with academia, the public, and private sector

Vamstar

Vamstar closes $9.5m funding to expand AI-enabled healthcare supply chain platform

Platform to simplify sourcing and procurement for hospital administrators and healthcare suppliers in the UAE

Superagent from Property Finder - a new AI algorithm

Introducing Property Finder’s SuperAgent, a new AI-driven ranking system for agents

SuperAgent uses millions of data points and aims to help home-seekers find the most responsive agents with up-to-date and improved knowledge of the properties

Etisalat UAE brand identity

Etisalat UAE’s new brand identity revealed

The brand identity is in line with the group’s positioning as a technology and investment conglomerate

RTA

Dubai’s RTA digital platforms revenue hit Dhs3.5bn in 2021

The number of registered users on the digital service platforms exceeded two million, with almost one million of them being active users

Department of Health - Abu Dhabi

Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and biopharma firm MSD GCC announce collaboration

Both the DoH and MSD share a vision of improving the health and wellness of UAE, through innovative medicines and vaccines and other healthcare services

Predictive data analytics

What are the benefits of predictive analytics for businesses?

Predictive data analytics is a vital component for businesses looking to stay ahead of their competition and scale efficiently whilst minimising risk

AI Talent

The AI talent factory – what it is and how to build it

The UAE has long been a proponent of leveraging AI to do just about anything that will upgrade society and governance

Hub71 AIQ

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71, AIQ partner to accelerate AI-driven transformation of the energy industry

The collaboration will see both companies accelerate the development of digital technologies to unlock greater value from oil and gas operations

Pupil ASME

AI specialist Pupil acquires ASME to expand in the UAE

Founded in 2008, ASME is a UAE-based company that specialises in all elements of property measurement

IBM, MBZUAI

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

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

Sandbox AQ

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

AI

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

Green hydrogen sector

The digital road to the green hydrogen sector

Data-led development can help build a responsive and resilient clean hydrogen energy sector

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Over 98% in UAE, Saudi believe business leaders would trust bots over humans in social decisions

Nearly all of the respondents in the UAE believe sustainability and social factors are more important than ever

Uniphore

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

real estate

Here’s how proptech is changing the real estate industry

Over the years, more complex technological tools have found their way into the real estate industry, changing the way properties are constructed, sold, and managed

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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The key sectors where robots are expected to play a pivotal role

We look at five ways that robots are transforming business

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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

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2022 in focus: Putting data at the core of Gulf innovation

Buffeted on all sides by the forces of digital disruption, businesses are now refocusing their efforts on futureproofing

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

UAE’s Chimera Capital announces second close of VC fund at $10bn

The fund will target businesses with a focus on fintech, AI, life sciences, consumer internet and B2B sectors