#ICYMI 10/14: UAE Tech & Digital News at a Glance
Filling the skills gap is top of the agenda, with last week seeing the launch of coding schools, cloud training for small businesses and AI schools for the government sector all announced. There’s more evidence that the remote workforce is the new normal. And I ask you to consider, can an AI robot dog have consciousness?
All this and more in this, your weekly briefing on the latest tech & digital news to emerge from the UAE.
CODING THE FUTURE
HOW TO GET AHEAD IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL DOMINATE
AI is central to the UAE’s economic growth agenda, according to Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and chairman of the MBZUAI Board of Trustees.
MBZ University will train the UAE’s government and business leaders with practical skills and a professional network to tap into the cutting-edge technology.
WE’RE ON THE DAWN OF A REMOTE WORK BOOM
PAY WITH YOUR FACE?
ETHICAL CROWDFUNDING ARRIVES IN UAE
SPORT TECH’S LOOKING FIT
WHAT IS T&L TECH?
UAE-based Fenix, Lyve Global and new comer, Rizek.
With the return of in-person events like Gitex Global and the Dubai Expo 2020, the UAE startup ecosystem and investment future look promising.
BitOasis raises $30 million and sets out mission to build the largest and most trusted cryptocurrency platform in the region.
BE THAT PERSON. GREAT ANECDOTE
Did you know, Dubai-based developer Pavel Durov’s platform, Telegram, gained 70 million users while Facebook was down.It’s bigger than Disneyland Resort in California and New York’s Central Park. It is bigger than Beijing’s Forbidden City, including Tiananmen Square. Even London’s famous Square Mile is smaller, as is Australia’s Ayres Rock. Just how big is the Expo 2020 site?