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Dubai launches Food Tech Valley; AI and RPA could double Saudi GDP

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Middle East AI News

May 6 · Issue #65 · View online

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


Good morning,
Here’s your weekly roundup of Middle East AI News!
Food Tech Valley is arguably the biggest announcement of the week; Dubai’s initiative to support the UAE’s food security, The development focuses on agtech, food innovation, R&D, and smart food logistics hub.
Meanwhile, new study from EY and Automation Anywhere estimates that AI and robotic process automation (RPA) have the potential to double the size of Saudi Arabia’s economy to $1.6 trillion by 2030.
Scroll down for these stories, plus startup news, healthcare news, news on Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park’s latest hackathon, the Special Olympics and more!
Also, you’re also welcome to read my April roundup of GCC AI and innovation news in The AI Journal.
Stay safe and have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Dubai launches Food Tech Valley Dubai launches Food Tech Valley
Startup News
Saudi Arabia-based healthtech platform Mawidy raises funds in Seed Round
NYBL acquires of ML startup Nubila
Healthcare
Tunisian AI expertise to benefit Africans in need of artificial limbs
MoH, SDAIA launch center of excellence for AI for health sector
Economy
AI and automation could double size of Saudi economy to $1.6 trillion: EY
R&D
Senior delegation from Israel's Weizmann Institute visits MBZUAI in Abu Dhabi
Pandemic puts a Gulf AI company on the cutting edge of genome research
Manufacturing
LG and Shaker to upgrade AC production facility in Saudi Arabia with AI and robotics
Transport
Huawei and Saudi transport ministry sign AI and Big Data MoU
Energy
SRTI Park launches hackathon towards more sustainable energy
Special Olympics
KPMG Lower Gulf partners with Special Olympics UAE and Special Olympics MENA KPMG Lower Gulf partners with Special Olympics UAE and Special Olympics MENA
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