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April 7, 2018

The UAE starts adopting of artificial intelligence in the infrastructure sector

His Excellency Dr. Eng. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, along with His Excellency Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, explored the ministry’s application of Artificial Intelligence technology in the federal roads projects during their field tour to the Kalba Ring Road development project, which will contribute to a reduction of 54% in project duration, 37% in fuel consumption, 80% in manpower dependence and 40% in equipment and manpower needed.

His Excellency emphasized that the Ministry of Infrastructure Development is working on applying the latest technologies of infrastructure development [...]

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April 7, 2018

Dubai Future Foundation launches second edition of One Million Arab Coders initiative

Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has announced the launch of the second edition of the One Million Arab Coders initiative, which was launched by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Registration in the second edition of the initiative is open to all Arab youth from across the world. The deadline for registration is 10th April, 2018. Interested applicants can register on the website www.arabcoders.ae

Supported by the Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation, the One Million Arab Coders initiative features three stages. The first stage includes registering to join one of two categories – Arab students [...]

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April 5, 2018

Gartner Says Employee Confidence in the Economy is Strong

Global Talent Monitor Data Shows an Increase in Percentage of Employees Looking for Positions Outside their Organization

Employees’ confidence in business conditions reached a seven year high in 4Q 2017, according to CEB, now Gartner. Data from the latest Global Talent Monitor report shows employee confidence in the Business Confidence Index reached 54.9 in 4Q 2017, up from a score of 53 in 4Q 2016.

With employee confidence rising, employees are looking more at other opportunities. According to the latest data, 33 percent of employees worldwide intend to stay with their organization, down 1.3 percent from 3Q [...]

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April 4, 2018

With Consumer Confidence Up Last Year, 2018 Shows Promise for Global Product Companies – according to Nielsen

In many markets, the upbeat sentiment helped bolster the sales of consumer product goods in 2017

2017 was a good year for global consumers, with consumer confidence ending the year at a near-record level, according to the fourth-quarter 2017 Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Survey, which is produced in collaboration with Nielsen. Notably, 51 markets finished the year with higher confidence than they did in 2016, and the gains were bigger than 2 points in 46 markets.

Among the world’s 10 largest economies, China, Japan, France and Italy experienced gains in confidence of more than 5 points last year. Comparatively, confidence in India, the U.S. and the U.K. saw [...]

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March 27, 2018

UAE’s Leading Position and Citizens’ Wellbeing Take Centre Stage at 1st Meeting of UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence

The UAE’s status as a trailblazer in artificial intelligence and the wellbeing of citizens were the main topics of discussion at the first meeting of the UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence, which also discussed the Council’s objectives and role in implementing the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence.

Headed by His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, the meeting stressed the importance of adequately implementing the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, which seeks to propel the UAE to the fore of the global AI sector, whereby the Emirates embraces the cutting-edge technology and uses it across strategic sectors. [...]

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March 27, 2018

Certification Program – Artificial Intelligence Business Professional

Persontyle Oman in partnership with School of Data Science and Engineering UK is excited to announce 2-day certification program in Muscat for business and technology leaders to practically learn how to use artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies for innovation and digital transformation.

The impacts of artificial intelligence can already be seen in our homes, across businesses and impacting our social fabric. Many businesses are using AI and machine learning to make predictions, improve performance and for reducing costs. We can already see how AI gives rise to new enterprise applications, from self-driving cars to intelligent assistants on our smartphones. As [...]

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March 26, 2018

Dubai Future Foundation signs collaboration agreements with global firms to support the 1 Million Arab Coders initiative

The Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has announced the signing of partnership agreements with several major international firms to support the One Million Arab Coders initiative launched in October last year by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Firms that DFF signed partnership agreements with include Facebook, Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, Careem, Consensys, Emirates NBD, UDACITY, and Barmej.com.

The signing ceremony was attended by UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Deputy Managing Director of DFF HE Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, senior officials of partner companies, CEO of DFF HE [...]

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March 26, 2018

Smart Dubai to Collaborate with ICT Experts 2GIS to Improve Maps and Navigation on ‘Dubai Now’ App

The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) has signed an agreement at its Dubai headquarters with ICT and technology solutions company 2GIS to improve maps and navigation on its flagship Dubai Now application.

The SDO’s Director General Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr signed the contract on behalf of the Office, while Konstantin Sobolev, CEO of 2GIS, represented his tech firm.

His Excellency Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), said: “Smart Dubai is constantly working to perfect its services and, in this case, we sought to make the all-encompassing Dubai Now more accessible and convenient for our users. This, in turn, will bring us one [...]

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March 23, 2018

Nielsen Advances Industry Collaboration Through Steady Expansion of its Connected Partner Program; Helping to Uncover ‘What’s Next’ in Retail Personalization

Nielsen released new details around the ongoing expansion of its Connected Partner Program. Following the success of the global roll out into the Canadian market, the U.S. Nielsen partner program continues to grow, delivering on its mission to facilitate greater collaboration for the retail and packaged goods industry. Overlaid with Nielsen’s robust measurement data, the newest members bring data, tools and deeper insights on topics ranging from weather patterns to health trends and retail personalization. The latest list of companies to join Nielsen’s Connected Partner program include: New Hope, PersonaPanels, Profitero, Signals Analytics, So1, Shopperations and [...]

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March 20, 2018

Cint Becomes Lightspeed’s Panel Technology Platform

Lightspeed, a division of WPP’s data investment management group Kantar, is modernizing how it buys and manages data to make it easier for clients to flexibly choose from a wider variety of quality data sources based on timing and pricing needs. This includes how Lightspeed interacts with sourcing partners, the underlying technology, as well as its executive management.

The modernization program includes the following changes:

New major licensing partnership with Cint: Cint, the world’s Insight Exchange, will become Lightspeed’s primary platform for real-time feasibility, pricing and supply chain management of proprietary and third-party profile sources. Cint’s sample [...]
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