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Middle East AI News

February 6 · Issue #1 · View online

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

Good morning,
Welcome to the first edition of Middle East AI News!
This is a weekly roundup of AI news from across the region which I will aim to send out each Thursday morning. This will cover topics such as national AI strategy, AI policy, R&D, significant AI implementations, startups, funding and some corporate news.
One of the most interesting news items this week is Dubai’s introduction of new legislation for testing driverless cars. Driverless cars are being tested in Europe, the US and most extensively in China. In the UAE there has been limited driverless vehicle testing for years, but no extensive commercial testing programmes so far. This may now change.
Scroll down for news and comment on Dubai District 2020 startup initiatives, the G20 Saudi meeting, Egypt’s new smart city capital, the new university AI lab in Dammam and the opening of the Samsung Innovation Campus in Riyadh.
Have a great weekend!

Startup News
District 2020 calls for start-ups to be part of its innovation ecosystem District 2020 calls for start-ups to be part of its innovation ecosystem
Abu Dhabi Investment Office expands scope of Ventures Fund
AI and cybersecurity laboratories inaugurated at university in Dammam
AI Policy
One Year on, Smart Dubai’s Ethical AI Self-assessment Tool has been used on 18 AI use cases
G20 2020 Saudi Arabia
Emerging technologies & cyber resilience on G20 table
Samsung Innovation Campus launched in KSA in partnership with MiSK Academy
Smart Cities
Egypt's building a new capital: Inside the smart city in the desert
NEOM to be first totally digitized city in world
Smart technology helps Abu Dhabi retain its safest city tag
Dubai to increase usage of AI to screen passengers for contraband
Autonomous Vehicles
Dubai enacts new rules for testing driverless cars and accident responsibility
It's An AI Life
Music by numbers? Robot conducts human orchestra
12 Feb - AI & Industry Lab 4.0 (email for more details) - by Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park - #Sharjah
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