Friday 19 October 2018

UAE ministry holds session on AI initiatives

UAE’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) held an interactive session on its artificial intelligence initiatives alongside its participation in Gitex Technology Week 2018 concluding today (October 18) in Dubai, UAE. Shamma Youssef, chairperson of the Emirates Youth Council at MoF, le


Samsung buys analytics startup in 5G drive

South Korea's Samsung Electronics has announced its acquisition of Zhilabs, known for its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based network and service analytics, to further enhance its 5G capabilities. The acquisition lays the foundation for Samsung to foster its 5G offerings of au


Enoc, Microsoft plan AI-powered service station

Enoc Group (Emirates National Oil Company), wholly owned by the Government of Dubai, has partnered with Microsoft to design and develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered service station. The memorandum of understanding was signed by Zaid Alqufaidi, managing director, Enoc R


Eset uncovers new espionage cyber threat

Eset, a top IT security software company, has uncovered a new cyber threat focuses on espionage and reconnaissance, quite possibly in preparation for future cybersabotage attacks. Named GreyEnergy by Eset, this threat actor is a successor to the BlackEnergy APT group, a company s


Data Mount, Cisco deal for Oman data center

Cisco today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Data Mount, a leading data center hosting services company in Oman that is planning to establish the largest commercial data center in the country to date.     Through its pa


All Dubai taxis to offer free wi-fi service

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), are set to embark on a joint project to fit all taxis in Dubai (about 10,800 cabs) with free wi-fi service. The step aims to bring happiness to riders and make cl


World’s first Russian digital centre to open in Dubai

Dubai Internet City (DIC) has signed an agreement with the Russian Export Centre (REC) to launch the first Russian Centre for Digital Innovations and Information and Communication Technologies outside Russia, in Dubai. The centre which will encompass of a space of over 20,000 sq


DLD, TRA in deal to regulate real estate ads in Dubai

The Dubai Land Department (DLD) said it has signed an agreement with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to regulate real estate advertisements by setting an operational framework in the control departments, thus reducing misleading real estate advertisements. The M


Smart Dubai showcases smart city plans at Gitex

Smart Dubai is showcasing a range of its hi-tech, smart-city strategies and initiatives at its pavilion at Gitex Technology Week 2018, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 14-18. Smart Dubai is collaborating with 59 Government and private-sector entiti


Empost, Fujairah Free Zone sign e-connectivity deal

Emirates Post (Empost), the leading postal and express delivery service provider in the UAE, and Fujairah Free Zone (FFZ) signed a cooperation agreement to integrate services and activities across common divisions. The agreement was signed by Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami, acting chie

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