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UAE outlines 4IR industrial plan; Abu Dhabi builds quantum computer

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Middle East AI News

March 25 · Issue #59 · 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!
What a busy week for UAE tech!
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the UAE’s new tech-focused Industrial Strategy “Operation 300bn” on Monday.
Tuesday saw Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport and Group 42 company Bayanat announce an upcoming driverless vehicle service in the capital.
And yesterday, Abu Dhabi’s applied research institute, Technology Innovation Institute (TII), announced that it was building a quantum computer that could be in operation by the end of this summer.
Scroll down to read these stories and more from around the region.
Stay safe and have a great weekend!
/Carrington

UAE 'Operation 300bn'
UAE puts technology at the heart of 'Operation 300bn' industrial development strategy UAE puts technology at the heart of 'Operation 300bn' industrial development strategy
Startup News
American AI company lands in Dubai
Life Sciences
Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala plows $1.1 billion into U.K. life sciences
Autonomous Vehicles
Driverless taxis to be launched in Abu Dhabi this year as part of pilot scheme
Quantum Computing
Abu Dhabi starts building the UAE's first quantum computer
Digital Transformation
Organisations in Saudi Arabia and the UAE lead the world in digital transformation
Hackathons
BLOOVO launches BKATHON, its flagship virtual hackathon platform
Education
Saudi's national AI centre plans interactive AI learning centre
GEMS Legacy School to include AI and robotics learning to curriculum
Home Automation
AI and 5G connectivity main factors impacting home automation in the UAE
Smart Cities
Smart waste bins deployed in Makkah
Drones
Zain Drone assigned to acquire precise industrial data for Kuwaiti industrial authority
An Israeli town is testing air traffic control for drones
Climate
Saudi Arabia using AI technology for monitoring weather
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