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Abu Dhabi builds quantum computer; New provost at MBZUAI

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Middle East AI News

August 19 · Issue #80 · View online

Middle East AI News is a weekly news digest covering artificial intelligence news from across the region.


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Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in Abu Dhabi has announced Professor Fakhreddine (Fakhri) Karray as its new Provost. He previously served as the founding co-director of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute. He succeeds Ling Shao, CEO and Chief Scientist at Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence, who was provost since 2019.
Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi’s Technology Innovation Institute (TII) has begun assembling its first quantum computer. TII announced that it was building a quantum computer in collaboration with Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech earlier this year.
Scroll down for these stories and more, including two new virtual tech events taking place next week.
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Quantum
Abu Dhabi unboxes the Middle East's first quantum supercomputer Abu Dhabi unboxes the Middle East's first quantum supercomputer
Education
Global expert on AI and robotics joins Abu Dhabi’s AI university as new provost
Environment
Abu Dhabi research centre to set up space research centre to boost food security
KAUST and Spire unveil plan to launch nanosatellite ‘KAUST CubeSat’
Abu Dhabi monitors soil quality using cutting-edge satellite, drone, AI technology
Egyptian engineer develops award-winning robot that generates water from air
Drones
Israeli drone services firm enters UAE market
Trade & Customs
Webb Fontaine & Misr Technology to roll out integrated risk management for Egyptian customs
Customer Experience
DEWA's customer care centre uses AI to improve customer experience
Geopolitics
US lawmakers urge suspension of drone technology transfers to Turkey
Sports
Robot jockey in camel racing aims to reduce accidents and physical risks
Events
CITC to host Digital Technology Forum
AI in Health Webinar - DoH Abu Dhabi
Expo 2020
Expo 2020 Dubai to feature robot ice cream vendor, self-driving food delivery vehicles
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