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Middle East AI News

April 28 · Issue #115 · 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!
Yesterday, Dubai’s Crown  Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed announced a new $100 million venture capital fund to be launched by DIFC in June.
Meanwhile, another survey polls the UAE’s attitudes towards AI, this time conducted by YouGov on behalf of Dataiku. The report finds UAE audiences expect to be more affected by AI and data in the future.
The Dataiku report also finds that the people surveyed believe that they will use more data in the future. [And my first thought was: when - during the past 30 years - would that not be true?]
Scroll down for these stories and more!
Stay safe and have a great day!
/Carrington

Investment
Dubai to launch $100m DIFC-managed venture capital fund to support growth stage start-ups Dubai to launch $100m DIFC-managed venture capital fund to support growth stage start-ups
Robotics
Saudi-designed marine inspection robot almost ready for full-production: RPDC CEO
LuLu’s new Sharjah hypermarket deploys food service robots
AI Adoption
66% of UAE workers believe AI and data science will impact their role in the next five years
R&D
National Center for Emerging Network Technologies opens at King Saud University
TII names two eminent scientists to the board of AI Cross-Center Unit
Digital Transformation
New 3-year DIFC courts plan approved, with a focus on AI, automation and digital services
Healthcare
Robotic arm to be used for hip replacement surgeries at Abu Dhabi hospital
Interview
UAE vows 'responsible' AI rollout
Future
Welcome to the AI-powered future of government
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