Science & Tech

Dubai Future Foundation Starts Receiving Nominations for IU35 List

To Support Arab Innovators and Young Talents in the Region Dubai Future Foundation has started accepting nominations for the Innovators Under 35 Program, an initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation. The initiative, …

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Esharah Unleashes Smart City Innovations at GISEC 2019

When implemented, these solutions will result in reducing operating and maintenance costs. Residents will also benefit from improved parking experiences Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions, experts in the field of wired and wireless Telecom Networks (TETRA & Public Safety LTE), and Security Solutions; is showcasing smart IoT innovations at this year’s GISEC 2019, the region’s largest information security conference and exhibition …

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The Middle East needs a technological revolution. Start-ups can lead the way

Globally, economies with agile ecosystems that are equipped with the infrastructure to support innovation in technology are witnessing a revolution. In order for governments, large-scale multinationals and new start-ups to take advantage of this revolution, the right support systems and regulations must be in place. And the movement of data needs to be low-cost and flexible. Nowhere is this more …

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MENA eyes $2.3bln investment in smart cities tech by 2021

Public-private partnerships seen as key force that will help accelerate such undertakings in region Investments in technologies enabling smart cities in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is expected to hit the $2.3-billion mark by 2021 as per the estimates of International Data Corporation. Given that large funding is needed to build smart cities, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are seen …

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Dubai ranks first globally in attracting FDI for artificial intelligence

Digitalisation is becoming an increasingly important part of globalisation Dubai ranked first globally in attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) for artificial intelligence and robotics; while the UAE ranked sixth in the global Smart Service Index, surpassing the US, UK and South Korea. The Emirate has attracted from 2015 to 2018 $21.6 billion worth of FDI in high-end technology transfers, with …

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Third MEA FinTech forum launched

Central Bank of Bahrain Governor Rasheed Al Maraj yesterday called for developing a practical approach to finding the right balance between enabling innovation and protecting the financial system. Speaking during the third Middle East and Africa FinTech Forum, Al Maraj warned: “We cannot sit idle and not provide the leadership and innovative thinking that this industry needs to grow.” He …

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Egyptian mobile phone market shows signs of recovery: IDC

While smartphones accounted for 63.8% of the market’s units in 2018, shipments of these devices increased by just 3.4% year on year. Egypt’s mobile phone market saw shipments totaling 14.4 million units in 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that shipments were up …

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The second edition of the UAE AI Camp is launched

Omar Sultan AlOlama: Artificial Intelligence Technologies Build Capabilities and Skills of Future Generations His excellency Omar Sultan AlOlama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, said that the UAE Government adopts the uses of artificial intelligence technologies in the education sector in order to build abilities and skills of future generations and enhance their educational experience. This came during the launch …

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Innovations drive 5G push into rural networks

The telecom operators in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face dual challenges of low telecom penetration and lower Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) in the rural areas. According to GSMA Mobile Economy report 2018, the subscriber base in the MENA region is still at just 62 percent while only 36 percent of the population uses the internet. …

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Apple launches iPad Air and Mini ahead of March 25 event

On March 25 Apple is expected to launch next-generation AirPods, an AirPower wireless charging mat and a new affordable iPad Apple Inc, in a surprise move on Monday, launched a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and updated its iPad Mini ahead of a March 25 event where it is expected to launch a television and video service. So far in its …

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