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Navya signs Saudi AV MoU; US companies warn of Saudi data law impact

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Middle East AI News

March 17 · Issue #109 · View online

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


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With Saudi Arabia’s new Personal Data Protection Law scheduled to come into affect next Thursday, both law firms and US companies are taking issue with the new regulations. A new draft of the detailed regulations was published by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority a few days ago, which has prompted comment.
Meanwhile, last week, French autonomous shuttle bus developer Navya, signed an MoU in Paris with the Saudi Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services. Navya already has half a dozen of its Autonom Shuttle Evo driveless buses in operation in the Kingdom.
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Urban Mobility
NAVYA signs MoU with Saudi Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services, for first mile and last mile driverless solutions NAVYA signs MoU with Saudi Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services, for first mile and last mile driverless solutions
Startups
KAUST and Saudi British Bank select 11 startups for $1.1m in funding
Security
Dubai Police's drone-deploying driverless road patrols
Drones
Greenbird 3D tests underwater survey and inspection drone at Duqm Port
Data Law
U.S. companies warn Saudi Arabia new data law could hit investment
Review of draft regulations to Saudi Arabia’s Personal Data Protection Law
Education
Qatar's Ministry of CIT and Microsoft officially launch 'national skilling' initiative
First Egyptian university college for innovation to be established in Cairo
Abu Dhabi Digital Authority launches new AI initiative with IBM
Media
AI Journalism World Forum kicks off at UAE's Higher Colleges of Technology
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