New Saudi Smart Ports initiative; OurCrowd to open AI R&D centre in UAE

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Middle East AI News

March 24 · Issue #110 · 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!
Several noteworthy announcements this week.
First we have the launch of a Saudi Smart Ports initiative by MAWANI, the Saudi Ports Authority.
Then we have the official postponement of the ‘full enforcement’ of the new Saudi Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) until March 2023.
We have the launch of ten initiatives under the banner of the UAE’s Coders’ HQ. Meanwhile, OurCrowd announced Israel’s first major UAE investment in R&D, with plans for a new AI R&D centre in Abu Dhabi.
Scroll down for more stories below!
And for those interested in AI in education, UNESCO’s Regional Center for Educational Planning will launch its regional guidance for AI and education policy-makers next Thursday March 31st from 12 noon to 2PM GST. You can watch the event and discussion live. See this link for more details.
Stay safe and have a great day!
/Carrington

Digital Transformation
Saudi Ports Authority to digitally transform Kingdom’s ports with 5G technology Saudi Ports Authority to digitally transform Kingdom’s ports with 5G technology
Bahrain International Airport's digitalisation journey - Interview with the VP of ICT
R&D
Israel's OurCrowd set to open artificial intelligence R&D centre in Abu Dhabi
Data Law
SDAIA postpones the enforcement of Personal Data Protection Law
Startups
Egyptian AI-based healthcare startup DilenyTech acquired by US firm
Coding
Coders HQ launches 10 innovative initiatives to empower over 15,000 coders
Education
MBZUAI celebrates first class of Executive Programme graduates
MBZUAI hosts student opportunities fair to connect AI talent with companies in the UAE
Saudi data authority releases Arabic glossary of data, AI terms
Smart Cities
Saudi Arabia launches smart city project for light industries
Drones
ITA runs pilot project to test delivering anti-doping samples via drone
Drones used in online flare inspection for ADNOC
Robotics
Robots to guide passengers at Oman airport
AI Diplomacy
Interview: Cooperation between Egypt and China in Al "promising": expert
Defence
British Navy-led task force trials drones in Gulf British Navy-led task force trials drones in Gulf
Qatar's Dimdex defence show - in pictures
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