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Middle East AI News

March 4 · Issue #56 · 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!
Qatari media yesterday confirmed that an AI committee will be set up to focus on the implementation of the Qatar National AI Strategy. The national strategy was developed by the Qatar Computing Research Institute and announced in 2019.
Meanwhile, there are a number of new applications and projects announced this week, including a maritime fleet optimisation application from Aramco Trading Company (ATC) and Maana, and an announcement from DP World that it has fully-automated Container Terminal 3 at Jebel Ali Port.
There’s also a new Master of Science in Information Systems Management from Zayed University, focused on AI and digital transformation and a one-day, business-level AI course for senior executives taking place this month, run by Khalifa University. Scroll down for more!
Stay safe and have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Startup News
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Wa’ed, Taibah Valley Company collaborate to support start-ups in emerging Saudi hub
National AI Strategy
Qatar establishes AI Committee for national AI strategy implementation
Healthcare
Dubai launches smart device for home patient monitoring
SEHA, MBZUAI to collaborate on clinical research
Smart Cities
Abu Dhabi’s Tabreed will use AI to predict customer demand
UAE to have its first AI driver evaluation hub
AMAALA, SAFCSP sign MoU on emerging technologies on drones
Education
Zayed University opens new Master of Science in Information Systems Management
Khalifa University launches AI course for business executives
Maritime
DP World, UAE Region implements port automation system in Jebel Ali Port
Maana and Aramco Trading Company launch AI app to optimize maritime fleet operations
Statistics
UAE to enhance its capabilities in statistics and AI technology
Culture & Entertainment
Shurooq, Injazat forge region’s first ‘phygital’ experience for House of Wisdom visitors
Defence
Unmanned systems, artificial intelligence dominate the IDEX showroom Unmanned systems, artificial intelligence dominate the IDEX showroom
Events
1057th International Conference on AI and Soft Computing
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