Thursday , 24 January 2019

Science & Tech

Robots and Humans to Work Together at HITEC® Dubai 2018

Frank Wolfe CAE, CEO of HFTP, said, “Hospitality robots are clearly at a tipping point For the first time, a robot will initiate the proceedings at HITEC Dubai 2018, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology exhibition and conference taking place at the Madinat Jumeirah Dubai on 5th and 6th December 2018. Taking centre-stage at the show will be a Promobot, …

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5G Mobile Technology Coming to Morocco in 2022

The fifth generation of mobile phone and communication technology will be in Morocco as soon as 2022 Although Morocco is a leading country in the 4G mobile broadband with increasing numbers of subscribers having access to the fourth generation network in Africa, Moroccans will keep using the June 2015 technology for several more years. In its 2018 report about the …

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Kuwait’s central bank sets up test ground for fintech

Bahrain has created a fintech regulatory unit and Abu Dhabi and Dubai is cultivating a financial startup scene. Kuwait’s central bank has issued regulatory guidelines for companies wishing to experiment with new financial technology products and services, it said on Monday. Kuwait’s regulatory testing framework, known as a ‘sandbox’, will include four phases, with representatives from local banks joining a …

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Bahrain targets ICT to become fintech hub

Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has made the kingdom a data destination for Amazon Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has made the kingdom a data destination for Amazon and is now keen to leverage the Kingdom’s telecoms connectivity and IT knowledge pool to become a regional fintech hub, said a top official. Khalid Al Rumaihi, CEO of EDB, was addressing …

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MEDLAB explores “Lab of the Future” as the UAE prepares to adopt the use of Artificial Intelligence in the medical laboratory

AI set to significantly change the way that laboratory medicine is performed in the UAE AI predicted to add US$182 billion to UAE’s economy by 2035 with the healthcare industry taking a US$22 billion slice of the gains in its GVA Artificial Intelligence conference takes place from 4-7 February 2019 at MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress in Dubai, UAE Dubai, United …

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Renewal of U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Agreement Increases Opportunities for Youth and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educators

On November 15, the U.S. State Department hosted a signing ceremony in the Treaty Room in recognition of the ten-year renewal of the U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement. Present to sign the Agreement were Libyan Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber. The renewal of …

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WGES 2018: Former UN climate head lays down solar challenge to UAE

Christina Figures challenges country to further reduce the cost of renewable energy production The former secretary-general of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change laid down a challenge to the United Arab Emirates to continue working to drive down the cost of solar energy at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai on Wednesday. Christina Figures hailed the “fantastic …

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Research, education and infrastructure: How governments should spend to avoid tech obsolescence?

World Economic Forum research suggests more jobs will be created than destroyed through technological disruption Governments around the world concerned about the impact that technological change can have on jobs creation need to invest in research, education and infrastructure, according to a leading academic. Speaking at a press conference held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future …

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Young African journalists arrive in Egypt for training workshop

Young journalists drawn from 22 African countries have arrived in Cairo, capital of Egypt for the 52nd training course for young African journalists. The 20-day training programme is organised by the Union of African Journalists (UAJ) in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Information. The journalists are from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Egypt, Gambia, Niger, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Angola, …

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Ford, HCT Amplify Drive and Innovation with Abu Dhabi’s First Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy Workshop

Ford continues partnership with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) for the latest installment of the Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy (HFEA) workshop, with inaugural session in Abu Dhabi  HCT Abu Dhabi Women’s Campus participants received cutting-edge training from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and insights from local entrepreneurs on steps and activities for creating and sustaining new ventures  Abu Dhabi marks …

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