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Middle East AI News

April 8 · Issue #61 · View online

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


Good morning,
Here’s this week’s roundup of Middle East AI News!
Announced yesterday, the government app UAE Pass will allow users to create a verified account using biometric facial recognition in less than five minutes without the need to visit government services centres. Users with verified accounts gain access to over 6,000 services provided by over 130 government, quasi-governmental, federal and local authorities. The UAE Cabinet approved the use of facial recognition for services in February.
In other news, a study from Automation Anywhere asserts that intelligent automation could help double the size of Saudi Arabia’s economy; Abu Dhabi’s Technology Innovation Institute (TII) appoints a global advisory board for its robotics research centre; Riyadh-based FII-I invests in electric VTOL aircraft startup Lilium; and how diplomacy is ushering in a new era for Middle East tech.
Stay safe and have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Economy
Intelligent automation poised to drive Saudi Arabia's economy to $1.6 trillion Intelligent automation poised to drive Saudi Arabia's economy to $1.6 trillion
Facial Recognition
UAE Government to launch biometric facial recognition for government services
Smart Cities
Dubai using AI drones to detect violations by heavy trucks
Autonomous Vehicles
Dubai and WEF sign MoU to promote autonomous vehicle technology
R&D
TII appoints global board of advisors at Autonomous Robotics Research Centre
Education
UAE national service recruits to get lessons in entrepreneurship
AI Policy
Bahrain readies for AI boom with World Economic Forum
AI Diplomacy
How diplomacy is ushering in a new era for Middle East tech
VTOL
Saudi Arabia’s FII-I invests in Lilium, leader in electric VTOL aircraft
Events
Webinar: Securing food supply with AI & vertical farming (12 April) Webinar: Securing food supply with AI & vertical farming (12 April)
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