Saudi startups to see $608m investment; Navya, Electromin sign MoU

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Middle East AI News

March 31 · Issue #111 · 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!
And there’s a lot of it!
French driverless shuttle startup Navya signs up a distributor for Saudi Arabia, GM’s Cruise shows off the first Origin autonomous vehicle in Dubai, a new data and AI glossary from the SDAIA, plus lots of startup and funding news, Scroll down to check out these and more stories below!
If you have an interest in AI in education, you may be interested to know that UNESCO is launching its Arabic language guidance for policymakers today at 12PM GST. More info and registration for the Zoom event here.
Lastly, MIT Technology Review Arabia has published a list of the ‘30 leading Arab experts in AI’. You’ll find the original list in Arabic here and the list of their profiles on Linkedin in my post here.
Stay safe and have a great day!
/Carrington

Startups
Saudi Arabia's start-up sector to see $608m in investments and 2,400 new jobs Saudi Arabia's start-up sector to see $608m in investments and 2,400 new jobs
AI-based health platform Altibbi raises $44m to drive growth in Saudi Arabia and Egypt
Israeli bee tech startup Beewise pulls in $80m investment for robotic beehives
Egypt FlapKap received$1.2M in funding
Robo-advisory startup Xpovi raises $300,000 pre-Seed round
First Israeli-Emirati VC fund Synaptech Capital launches
Dubai attracts 57 percent of scale-up funding in MENA region: Report
MISA issues 6 new business licenses, signs 2 MoUs at Global Entrepreneurship Congress
Abu-Ghazaleh Global and Stallion Group launch AI Entrepreneur Championship programme
Saudi-based Taffi to launch its fashion AI-empowered platform
Autonomous Vehicles
Navya & Electromin sign MoU for KSA sales and distribution of Navya products
Dubai's RTA unveils region's first Cruise Origin driverless shuttle at World Government Summit
Arabic language
SDAIA publishes Arabic data and AI glossary
Education
Khalifa University first in UAE to make courses globally available on Coursera
Synaptech Capital is pairing up with ADGM to reskill UAE labour force
UNESCO to launch Arabic version of AI and education guidance for policy-makers
AI Ethics
Morocco, UNESCO pledge to strengthen artificial intelligence ethics
Smart Cities
New Mastercard report outlines smart city opportunities for Saudi Arabia
Economy
Greater adoption of AI by UAE could bring up to $200 billion in productivity gains : IBM CEO
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