Dubai's first checkout free store; Jürgen Schmidhuber joins KAUST

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September 9 · Issue #83 · 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!
Another busy week, with the UAE government confirming that it will soon pass a new federal data law on Sunday and Majid Al Futtaim’s new AI-powered Carrefour City+ supermarket stealing the limelight on Monday.
In other news from the UAE, Emirates Global Aluminium has announced this year’s edition of the EGA Al Robot competition.
Meanwhile in Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, also known as KAUST, announced the appointment of world renowned computer scientist and neural network expert Professor Jürgen Schmidhuber, as director of the university’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative.
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Stay safe and have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Retail
Carrefour City+: first cashier-less store opens in Dubai Carrefour City+: first cashier-less store opens in Dubai
Startup News
Chinese rehabilitation robot maker backed by Aramco eyes global push
UAE-based firm to use AI for monitoring air and water quality at industrial spaces
Jordanian start-up’s anti-stuttering device helps combat speech impediment
Data Policy
UAE government reveals that new federal data law will be introduced soon
Education
Government and business elites to be trained at Mohamed bin Zayed University of AI
RPDC signs a MoU with Fahd Bin Sultan University
Ministry of CIT & AWS to launch Practical Data Scientist Academy
Robotics
EGA launches 2021 industrial robotics competition for university students
Smart Cities
From creaking Cairo, Egypt plans high-tech leap with new capital
Appointments
Professor Jürgen Schmidhuber appointed by KAUST as director of the university's Artificial Intelligence Initiative Professor Jürgen Schmidhuber appointed by KAUST as director of the university's Artificial Intelligence Initiative
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