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Middle East AI News

August 20 · Issue #29 · 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!
A $20 million funding round for AI-powered health insurance tech startup Sehteq, Saudi and UAE startup competitions, reviews of Dubai and Saudi Arabia’s fintech ecosystems, plus many other stories today.
On the policy front, Sheikh Mohammed has approved a UAE action plan for AI and digital economy, and Saudi’s GACA promises a new comprehensive drone law in the near future.
Meanwhile, if you scroll down to the end of newsletter you’ll find PwC Middle East’s new Capital Projects and Infrastructure Survey, which finds that interest in AI has surged since March.
Stay safe and have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Startup News
Sehteq raises $20 million Sehteq raises $20 million
AIM and Bedayat announce UAE Emirates startup roadshow in September
50 national digital firms to compete for innovative solutions and applications
UAE has attracted brightest, most innovative minds: Badr Al Olama
AI Policy
Sheikh Mohammed approves UAE action plan on AI, digital economy
GACA to soon issue comprehensive new drone regulations for Saudi Arabia
Fintech
Dubai's fintech ecosystem in 2020
Saudi fintech industry grows threefold in 2020
12 fintech start-ups selected for Finance Forward MENA 2020 Accelerator
Smart Cities
UAE's Etihad ESCO joins MORO Hub's Smart Cities Command and Control Centre
Education
Landmark AI tech deal set to transform education in Saudi schools
MBZUAI launches online courses for Spring 2021 cohort
Justice
Saudi establishes panel to fight commercial fraud Saudi establishes panel to fight commercial fraud
Coronavirus
UAE's G42 Healthcare and Israel's NanoScent sign MOU for COVID-19 breath test
UAE vaccine trial volunteers will get free wearable devices to monitor health
AI helped Saudi Araba limit spread of Covid-19
Research
2020 PwC Middle East Capital Projects &Infrastructure Survey 2020 PwC Middle East Capital Projects &Infrastructure Survey
Events
24-26 Aug - Step Anywhere - (online)
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