Futuristic Dubai office showcases 3-D printing's potential

Associated Press

A small group of employees in Dubai is starting to move into a new workspace that the emirate says is the world's first functional office building made using three-dimensional printer technology. Looking like a mashup of a "Jetsons" abode and an Apple Store, the compact office was printed out layer by layer over 17 days at a cost of 140,000, said Saif al-Aleeli, the CEO of a government initiative called the Dubai Future Foundation that is behind the project. Products made using 3-D printing are first designed on a computer and then printed out using a variety of materials, including metal, plastic and concrete. But the foundation says its Dubai office is the first "fully functional 3-D printed building," constructed with full services and meant for daily use.


Dubai Chamber announces deadline for 3rd Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

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Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced April 9th 2018 as the deadline for receiving applications for the third edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition, which was launched recently in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office. This year, the competition is seeking business ideas in three categories, namely โ€“ Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges who will select the submissions offering the most potential. The Dubai Smartpreneur Competition falls in line with Dubai Chamber's comprehensive strategy that aims to nurture and develop Dubai's entrepreneurial eco-system. Launched as an initiative of Dubai Chamber in 2016, Dubai Startup Hub is an interactive platform that connects startups, entrepreneurs, developers, venture capitalists and students, enabling them to learn about new opportunities and create new partnerships that stimulate economic growth.



Dubai to begin using artificial intelligence in government sector โ€“ Tech2

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Dubai will soon be introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its government sectors, a media report said. A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) smart lab will soon begin training government officials to implement AI in a wide variety of tasks that will make lives easier, reported Khaleej Times on Tuesday. The lab, launched on Monday during a workshop by the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) and Smart Dubai Government Establishment, will begin training a batch of 200 persons next month, but will later on be open to researchers, students and the general public, said the report. "To move towards the future, we have to redefine government and embed AI in our services. We have no choice but to embrace technology," said Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director-General of Smart Dubai Office.


Dubai ruler's firm plans major new property development

U.S. News

Journalists and Emirati officials listen to Morgan Parker, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Holding, 1st left front row, as he explains over the architectural model of the "Jumeriah Central" development, a U.S. 20 billion project, during a press briefing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. The company controlled by Dubai's ruler has unveiled plans for a vast mixed-use development that will create thousands of new homes and hotel rooms.