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Moroccan Researchers Promote Artificial Intelligence to Combat COVID-19

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Rabat – Moroccan-born professor of computer science at New York University (NYU) Dr. Anasse Bari has designed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool to analyze and curb the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. Managing a team of researchers at NYU, Bari helped create and study the efficacy of an AI instrument to predict patients vulnerable to coronavirus and determine the seriousness of COVID-19 infections. "Our goal was to design and deploy a decision-support tool using AI capabilities--mostly predictive analytics--to flag future clinical coronavirus severity," Bari said. "We hope that the tool, when fully developed, will be useful to physicians as they assess which moderately ill patients really need beds and who can safely go home, with hospital resources stretched thin," the computer scientist added, in light of the fact that hospital resources are limited as the COVID-19 outbreak continues. The Moroccan professor holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI), and is establishing negotiations between NYU and AUI to use the newly developed technology in tackling the spread of COVID-19 in Morocco.


Lenovo offers surveillance security solutions at Intersec 2020

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Video surveillance systems are evolving and are using artificial intelligence (AI) to inspect and analyse video footage, interpret patterns and flag unusual activity. Lenovo DCG and Pivot3 provide a state-of-the-art upgraded infrastructure solutions that aim to enhance current technology required to support these systems rather than entrusting the preservation of crucial data to outdated NVR technology. Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Chris Cooper, General Manager for Lenovo DCG, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, said, "We are delighted to showcase our partnership with Pivot3 at one the world's leading technology trade shows. The Middle East is exhibiting tremendous growth in terms of adopting smart solutions. The UAE in particular is investing heavily in implementing the latest innovations in their technological infrastructure; therefore, we see great potential from our partnership with Pivot3 as we work together to supply the appetite for next generation computing products and services."


Defining Innovation: Beyond Market Research - Freeminds MENA

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The Market Research and insight industry will disappear by the way we known it well! That's what people say is!. By the implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning and the automatons and also types of robotics changes the approach for the industries domains. The cloudy outlook to the innovations in market research is always due to how we define innovative in the market research, some point of view links and define the innovative as it is technology or technique related to the use of tools. In order to score good in innovation degree you have to score to founding innovation in people, storytelling, process, co-creation.


UAE Artificial Intelligence Network launched to accelerate adoption of AI

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Through established partnerships and collaborations, the UAE Artificial Intelligence Network seeks to bring together governments, private entities, international organisations, start-ups, research centres, academic institutions, business incubators and accelerators under one roof to discuss and exchange expertise in the field of AI, and identify challenges and roadblocks that affect the adoption of AI, and how to solve them. The UAE Artificial Intelligence Network offers its members the opportunity to participate in various local and international events, including the annual AI Conferences organised by the UAE National Programme for AI, as well as AI-focused seminars, conferences, workshops, meetings and sessions. Members also benefit by networking with AI experts, working closely with AI pioneers and decision makers, as well as the opportunity to contribute with recommendations to the UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence.


How Artificial Intelligence can increasingly impact MENA retail market

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"I am very interested in what is happening in Latin America and I think (in) Brazil there is an awful lot of quite smart investment," he added, noting that he thinks Europe is being a bit slow. The latest research report titled "Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market" published by Industry Research expects AI in the retail market to grow globally at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 35 percent from 2019 to 2024. The report also notes that the growing trend of rising technology adoption in the industry can be associated with the need for streamlining retail operations, minimising efforts, and increasing revenue mostly for e-commerce retailers. The application of artificial intelligence (AI), big data and analytics will enable businesses with a data-driven model by expanding the types of data that can be analysed and raise the level of sophistication of the resulting insight, according to the report. Owen Farrow, Leader Consumer Industry at IBM Middle East told Zawya on the sidelines of the event that the UAE particularly is becoming a more common place to talk to people about AI and stands out for leading with experience.


How Artificial Intelligence can increasingly impact MENA retail market

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"I am very interested in what is happening in Latin America and I think (in) Brazil there is an awful lot of quite smart investment," he added, noting that he thinks Europe is being a bit slow. The latest research report titled "Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market" published by Industry Research expects AI in the retail market to grow globally at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 35 percent from 2019 to 2024. The report also notes that the growing trend of rising technology adoption in the industry can be associated with the need for streamlining retail operations, minimising efforts, and increasing revenue mostly for e-commerce retailers. The application of artificial intelligence (AI), big data and analytics will enable businesses with a data-driven model by expanding the types of data that can be analysed and raise the level of sophistication of the resulting insight, according to the report. Owen Farrow, Leader Consumer Industry at IBM Middle East told Zawya on the sidelines of the event that the UAE particularly is becoming a more common place to talk to people about AI and stands out for leading with experience.


SmartStream Introduce a New Artificial Intelligence Module to Capture Missed Payments and Receipts

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The new TLM Cash and Liquidity Management, AI and machine learning module is an important development for any financial institution with a treasury department, with its ability to predict when credit is going to arrive; giving the treasurer more control over cash-flows. The proprietary algorithm uses the data and predicts the forecasted settlement time of receipts on an intraday basis. The core of the module is underpinned by sophisticated machine learning technology that continuously improves, meaning the predictions become more accurate and treasurers can make more informed decisions. Nadeem Shamim, Head of Cash & Liquidity Management, SmartStream, says: "Things are going to get tighter in terms of managing liquidity. Collateral is expensive, capital is expensive and there is currently a big drive to reduce excessive use of capital – this is an area where AI and predictive analytics can manage liquidity buffers more efficiently and that can result in significant savings".


Ancient 'cockroaches of the sea' fossilized while playing 'follow the leader'

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Trilobites of the species Ampx priscus were caught in an avalanche of sediment 480 million years ago as they marched in a single-file line on the seafloor of what is now Morocco. The trilobites go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah … well, at least they did, some 480 million years ago. New fossils from Morocco show lines of trilobites in orderly queues, likely buried by a storm as they trekked from one place to another under the Ordovician seas in an ancient game of "follow the leader." "I think people think that collective behavior is something new in the course of evolution, but actually sophisticated behavior started very, very early," said study leader Jean Vannier, a paleontologist at the University of Lyon in France. Vannier and colleagues from Marrakech, Morocco, discovered the trilobites in the southern part of Morocco in an area known for well-preserved fossils of animals from the early Ordovician, a geologic period that began about 485 million years ago and is one of six periods that make up the Paleozoic era.


BIGO Brings Artificial Intelligence to Life at GITEX 2019

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O LIVE, is focusing on the innovative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to impact everyday lives in the MENA region. At GITEX 2019, BIGO will be demonstrating its use of AI-enabled processes across applications such as its facial detection and recognition system as well as its content management system to ensure high levels of quality content served to its millions of users across the region. AI is one of the mega-trends at GITEX 2019, the region's leading technology event. Under the theme, 'Synergising the mind and technology economy', the 2019 edition of the technology showcase will spotlight the wide impact of AI across every sphere, calling it'the brain at the core of all emerging technology'. Offering a suite of entertaining and interactive video applications that are popular across the MENA region, BIGO has built AI into core areas of its technology portfolio.


Robotics, automation to transform Mideast warehousing & inventory

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Automation and AI-driven technologies are changing the face of Middle East's warehousing industry, pushing advanced inventory control high up the industry agenda and sharpening cost-control, space optimization and competitiveness, according to a UAE sector pioneer. Fadi Amoudi, Founder and CEO of IQ Robotics, one of the exhibitors at Materials Handling Middle East, the region's dedicated warehousing, intralogistics and supply chain solutions show, said, "The robotics industry is dramatically changing the global business landscape. Within the Middle East region, governments are focusing on digital transformation and the opportunity for fast-paced development, leveraging the potential offered by robotics. The UAE is already at the forefront in driving this change, with a clear strategy for the advancement of automation and next-generation technology development. IQ Robotics is one of the pioneering businesses in the region that is using the advantages offered by robotics to support business growth. We will showcase how this is transforming the logistics sector at Materials Handling ME 2019, which is the ideal platform to highlight advancements in robotics for business."