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Good morning! Here’s your weekly roundup of Middle East AI News! Lots of news to share today. Saudi A
 

Middle East AI News

July 16 · Issue #24 · 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!
Lots of news to share today. Saudi Arabia has climbed 40 places in the UN’s government Digital Infrastructure Index 2020 to rank 27 worldwide; DEWA opens a smart cities command centre in Dubai; and Hub 71 selects 11 startups for its H2 2020 cohort.
Also DEWA is the proud new owner of two Boston Dynamics Spot robots and Google develops a platform to decode Egyptian hieroglyphs!
Stay safe and have a great weekend!
/Carrington


Startup News
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Hub71 recruits 11 new start-ups as part of latest cohort Hub71 recruits 11 new start-ups as part of latest cohort
Smart Cities
Moro Hub inaugurates Smart Cities Command and Control Centre for Dubai 10X initiatives
Saudi Arabia climbs 40 places in Digital Infrastructure Index 2020
AI to monitor behaviour of taxi drivers in Dubai
Robotics
DEWA begins testing Boston Dynamic’s Spot Robots
Facial Recognition
NNTC's iFalcon Foreman application boosts efficiency at Al Nasiya construction
Coronavirus
Dubai Health Authority uses AI to sterilise its health facilities
AI tool to curb COVID-19 without privacy issues
Education
Can STEM education guarantee job security in the Middle East? Can STEM education guarantee job security in the Middle East?
Samsung partners with Misk Academy for online course on AI
Mindspark selected as a finalist of the 2019 UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize
Huawei launches the biggest developers contest for apps innovation “Apps UP” in the Middle East
Drones
Will Dubai's drone law create new opportunities for startups?
Events
Dubai marks business events reopening with invite-only AI conference today
Culture
Google launches AI-powered tool to decode Egyptian hieroglyphs Google launches AI-powered tool to decode Egyptian hieroglyphs
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