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Middle East AI News

March 18 · Issue #58 · View online

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


Good morning,
Here’s your roundup of Middle East AI News!
Abu Dhabi-based smart farming startup Pure Harvest has raised $60 million in its latest funding round; STC and the Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA) have signed a strategic partnership to develop AI services and infrastructure; the Egyptian government plans to start moving into its new smart city capital this summer; and Dubai announces its master plan for 2040, with a strong focus on sustainability.
Scroll down for these and more stories from around the region.
Stay safe and have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Startup News
UAE-based Pure Harvest Smart Farms raises $60m in new funding round UAE-based Pure Harvest Smart Farms raises $60m in new funding round
Password security software developed by Qatar startup to be demoed at MILIPOL Qatar 2021
Proven Arabia launches new AI and robotics startup: Proven Solution
National AI Strategy
SDAIA, STC sign strategic agreement to establish AI infrastructure
Egypt’s Communications Ministry, France’s Thales sign MoU to develop apps, build capacity in AI
Smart Cities
Egypt prepares to start move to new capital, away from the chaos of Cairo
Dubai 2040 Plan will 'strengthen allure' of the emirate, says leading economist
Serco partners with Abu Dhabi’s G42 to boost digital transformation
Healthcare
UAE Ministry of Health calls for nationwide participation in genome programme
Education
Egypt and UAE collaborate to develop certified online education system
Environment
Video: Drones drop seeds from sky in tree planting drive Video: Drones drop seeds from sky in tree planting drive
UAE to test cloud-busting drones to boost rainfall
Smart Farming
Plan to use drones in palm pollination in Bahrain
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