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Lending app Shahry raises $650k; Telepresence robots in Saudi hospitals

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Middle East AI News

May 14 · Issue #15 · View online

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


Good morning,
A bit light on AI news this week, but a few interesting stories for you nonetheless.
Egyptian online lending startup Shahry has closed a $650,000 pre-seed round, the UAE and Saudi invest in more telemedicine, meanwhile scroll to the end of the newsletter for a couple of stories on smart farming in Oman and the Emirates.
Lastly, in case you missed it, Dubai’s AI Everything will hold a webinar today at 10am UAE time called ‘Is your privacy worth more than your health?’ with Intel’s Abigail Wen, George Huang from SenseTime and Dr Hatem Bugshan, CEO of Big Innovation Centre in Saudi Arabia. Moderated by Microsoft’s Principal AI Engineering Nate Yohannes. You can register here.
Have a good weekend!
/Carrington

Startup News
Shahry raises $650,000 in pre-seed round Shahry raises $650,000 in pre-seed round
Coronavirus
Robot doctor helps keep Saudi medical staff safe
UAE MoHAP strengthens telemedicine system
Huawei sponsors Ministry of Health uses self-driving vehicle to distribute PPE in Sharjah
Energy
ADNOC’s new CTO shares innovation philosophy
Education
Dr. Behjat Al-Yousuf to lead outreach initiatives at MBZUAI
Smart Farms
UAE agri-tech growing with new multi-million dollar fundings for smart farms UAE agri-tech growing with new multi-million dollar fundings for smart farms
Move to ensure food security through smart farming
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