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The world’s largest Arabic NLP model; First UAE SPAC to be tech-focused

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Middle East AI News

April 14 · Issue #113 · View online

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


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Here’s your weekly roundup of Middle East AI News!
The UAE reinforced its commitment to the digital economy this week, creating a new council to support its efforts and setting a goal of a 20% digital contribution within 10 years.
Meanwhile, Wamda released its March 2022 MENA funding report, which indicates that less than 1% of funding was focused on AI, deeptech or IoT.
And the UAE’s first SPAC has been announced, and it will be focused on tech investment. It’s just one of a growing number of investment vehicled funneling funding into the tech sector.
And Abu Dhabi’s applied research centre TII launches ‘the world’s largest Arabic NLP model’!
Scroll down for these stories and more! Stay safe and have a great day!
/Carrington

Digital Economy
UAE Digital Economy Strategy aims to increase digital economy share of GDP to 20% UAE Digital Economy Strategy aims to increase digital economy share of GDP to 20%
Investment
ADQ and Chimera Investments to launch UAE's first Spac on Abu Dhabi
Less than 1% of MENA $299 million in March 2022, focused on AI, deeptech or IoT
Startups
Egypt’s Pylon raises $19 million Seed round
Indian healthtech startup draws seed funding from Kuwait and US-based angel investors
R&D
TII announces launch of NOOR, the world’s largest Arabic NLP model
MBZUAI, Weizmann Institute deepen ties
AI can help prepare for and respond to future pandemics
Education
Digital centre of excellence launched to up-skill Qatar's talent to drive digital transformation
Robotics
Open Robotics to provide world-class open-source simulator for Maritime Grand Challenge
IoT
Disrupt-X and Al-Futtaim Technologies to support smart sustainable city and IoT tech
Autonomous Vehicles
Intel's Mobileye robotaxi drives through Jerusalem
Drones
Kuwait suspends drone permits
How Sharjah Police use drones to save lives in the course of duty
Fisheries
How AI is advancing the Middle East’s goal of sustainable fishing How AI is advancing the Middle East’s goal of sustainable fishing
Sport
AI is changing soccer and could decide the 2022 World Cup
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