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New Saudi data protection law; Dubai issues healthcare AI policy


Middle East AI News

September 16 · Issue #84 · 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!
Following the announcement that the UAE will soon have a data protection law, Saudi Arabia this week announced its own data protection law. According to the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, the new law will be implemented within six months.
Otherwise, we have news from the Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade fair in London, Dubai Health Authority’s new AI policy for the emirate’s healthcare system, plus a few other bits and pieces.
Stay safe and have a great weekend!

Data Policy
KSA approves new law to protect personal data KSA approves new law to protect personal data
Deal signed in Bahrain to boost R&D
UAE, Israel convene their first joint virtual conference on R&D
Abu Dhabi's G42 Healthcare opens research subsidiary to focus on clinical trials
Dubai Health Authority introduces AI policy for healthcare sector
Dubai transport authority's 'digital coach' trains hundreds of bus drivers
Robots scale new heights to build 78-floor luxury hotel in Dubai
Atkins expands its AI & digital services
Jordan's Capital Bank hires Pepper
UAE AI CAMP 3.0 brings total student participation in the programme to 15,000
Saudi Arabia's new focus on defence R&D
Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol borders
5th Fleet sets up task force to integrate AI and unmanned assets
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