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Dubai police will use citywide network of drones to respond to crime

New Scientist

Dubai police will be able to respond to an incident anywhere in the United Arab Emirates city within a minute, thanks to a network of pre-positioned drone bases. The quadcopters, supplied by Israeli company Airobotics, will operate from base stations during the Expo 2020 event starting in October this year, an exhibition said to be the third largest event in the world after the Olympics and the World Cup. The drones will reduce police response time from 4.4 minutes to 1 minute according to a tweet from Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Each base has a sliding roof that allows the drones to enter and exit. The drones can fly pre-programmed patrols, or be dispatched to a specific location, allowing an operator at police headquarters to inspect the scene, or follow a suspicious individual or vehicle and pass data to other police units.



The potential value added of artificial intelligence (AI) to businesses is undisputed, yet research confirms that most companies still struggle to capitalize on the technology. In a recent panel hosted by YPO member and Managing Director of Techstars Vijay Tirathrai and Jean-Philippe Linteau, Consul General of Canada in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, industry leaders from Canada and the Middle East shared insights on how organizations can leverage AI while mitigating risks. According to the International Data Corporation's latest release, worldwide revenues for the AI market are forecast to grow 16.4% year-over-year, reaching USD554.3 billion by 2024. Along with the U.S. and China, Canada is positioned to gain the most from this growth. "Canada has a thriving AI ecosystem, with world-leading research centers that have evolved into major hubs of AI, including Canada's supercluster project in Montreal, Scale AI," says Linteau. "Canada is now home to more than 800 AI companies, including more than 45 global tech multinationals, more than 60 investment groups, and 40-plus accelerators and incubators that focus on AI."

General Motors CEO says autonomous vehicles may be on sale by 2030

FOX News

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is available with the latest version of GM's hands-free Super Cruise highway driving aid. Fox News Autos Editor Gary Gastelu lets it take him for a ride. General Motors is developing autonomous vehicles through its Cruise division, which is already testing the vehicles on the streets of San Francisco without a driver behind the wheel, but you won't be able to buy one. The vehicles are intended for use in a ride-hailing service the company is hoping to launch in select cities soon, including Dubai where it recently signed a deal to become the city's exclusive self-driving taxi service. The Cruise Origin is a fully autonomous electric taxi GM plans to begin producing soon.

This is how Dubai startups are training AI to be more human and unbiased - Flipboard


As global dependence on digital technology grows rapidly, brands explore how they can reach consumers better with more humanised technology, and Dubai startups train AI with what they call ethical data to gain the trust of its users.. See more videos about Videos, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Computer Science, Middle East, United Arab Emirates.

Walmart Joins A Multibillion-Dollar Investment In Self-Driving Cars

International Business Times

Declaring "it's no longer a question of if...but when" autonomous vehicles are used in retail, President and CEO of Walmart (NYSE:WMT) U.S. John Furner announced the retail titan's intention to invest in General Motors' (NYSE:GM) Cruise self-driving car company in a press release today. Furner said the move will "aid our work toward developing a last mile delivery ecosystem that's fast, low-cost and scalable." The Walmart investment brings the total of Cruise's most recent funding round to $2.75 billion, though neither GM nor Cruise provides specifics on how much each individual company contributes to the whole, CNBC reports. Other investors in the subsidiary include GM itself, Microsoft, Honda Motor, and institutional investors. Among other projects, Cruise intends to roll out self-driving taxis in Dubai within the next two years.

Dubai is launching a fleet of driverless ROBOTAXIS

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A fleet of driverless autonomous robot taxis could be ferrying passengers around Dubai as early as 2023, according to vehicle manufacturer Cruise. The firm is backed by General Motors and Honda and will use its fully autonomous Origin vehicles, first unveiled in 2019, during the testing phase in Dubai from 2023. If the tests are a success Cruise plans to launch a commercial ride-hailing service in the United Arab Emirates city soon after, although no set date has been revealed. Origin has been designed as a shared use, fully autonomous vehicle from the ground up, with no controls like a steering wheel or pedal seen in other autonomous cars. Cruise says the goal is to have more than 4,000 autonomous ride sharing vehicles operating in Dubai by 2030, with future destinations rolling out over time.

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Dubai Police used Artificial Intelligence technology to identify 'The Ghost,' reveals official


… discovered through Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and police field follow-up, which majorly contributed in the success of the arrest operation.

Dubai fashion designer uses Artificial Intelligence to showcase her creations


Millenials or the GenYs and the GenZs (1980s to the present) may no longer have an inkling about the dawn milkman on horse/water buffalo carriages/carts or motorised milk floats. Those from or who have been in the Philippines may no longer connect with the provincial folk travelling around neighbourhoods and even as far as cities selling nipa/bamboo day-to-day furniture, decor and ware on board "carabao/cow-powered" covered rickety wagons. These were well-remembered on Wednesday afternoon when Dubai-based fashion entrepreneur Fareda Ali spoke with Gulf Today about the "EOO8" concept-cum-invention among other Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven creations introduced to the media and fashion aficionadoes at the D3 or Dubai Design District. Ali is a UAE-born Sudanese-Canadian fascinated since childhood by the feel, silhouette, and sight of all fabrics, colours and designs elegantly to outlandishly laced. The fascination and passion led her to earn a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing from the Esmod Institute in Dubai two years back.

Networking Research for the Arab World

Communications of the ACM

The Arab region, composed of 22 countries spanning Asia and Africa, opens ample room for communications and networking innovations and services and contributes to the critical mass of the global networking innovation. While the Arab world is considered an emerging market for communications and networking services, the rate of adoption is outpacing the global average. In fact, as of 2019, the mobile Internet penetration stands at 67.2% in the Arab world, as opposed to a global average of 56.5%.12 Furthermore, multiple countries in the region are either building new infrastructure or developing existing infrastructure at an unprecedented pace. Examples include, Neom city in Saudi Arabia, the new administrative capital in Egypt, as well as the Smart Dubai 2021 project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), among others. This provides a unique opportunity to fuse multiple advanced networking technologies as an integral part of the infrastructure design phase and not just as an afterthought.