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Middle East AI News

April 22 · Issue #63 · 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!
Abu Dhabi AI and cloud computing company Group 42 is in the news again this week with the announcement of an AI and Big Data joint venture with  Israel’s state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Meanwhile, Group 42 shareholder Mubadala shed some more light on its investment strategy in an interview with the FT - and tech is top of the list.
In other investment news Saudi Aramco invests in industrial manufacturing analytics software firm Seeq Corp. and ADQ’s Alpha Wave Innovation fund invests in Indonesian edtech CoLearn.
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Stay safe and have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Investment
Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala looks beyond resource roots Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala looks beyond resource roots
Abu Dhabi's G42 forms big data JV with Israeli defence company Rafael
Saudi Aramco part of $50 million funding for US software firm
Startup News
CoLearn raises $10 million Series A funding co-led by Alpha Wave, GSV Venture
R&D
Spiking neural network promises improved AI
Abu Dhabi's Secure Systems Research Centre partners with world-leading universities on groundbreaking projects
Tax
Egypt’s E-Tax, Microsoft partner to bring AI solutions for Egyptian Tax Authority
Education
Texas A&M concludes QAST STEM with underwater robotics competition
Gulf Medical University’s Virtual Patient, secures gold at QS MAPLE 2021 Education Awards
Quantum Computing
DP World explores quantum computing technology to optimise business
Case Study
Saudi Aramco accelerates employee expertise with conversational AI and enterprise search
Robot Hospitality
Saudi restaurant where waiters are robots Saudi restaurant where waiters are robots
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