• 5G’s impact on consumerism

    5G, one of the most prominent modern leaps in emerging technology, brings with it the promise of efficiency and real-time services. This highly anticipated 5G wireless network technology is expected to be so powerful that it will enable the mass production of highly anticipated autonomous cars, virtual reality in real time, download speeds which are ten times faster than what we are used to and the list goes on.

  • Abu Dhabi announces world’s first AI-based higher education establishment

    Abu Dhabi announced the establishment of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the first graduate level, research-based AI University in the world. MBZUAI will enable graduate students, businesses, and governments to advance artificial intelligence. 

  • ADDA showcases innovative solutions for government services at ‘ADDATHON AI’

    Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) has successfully held the ‘ADDATHON Artificial Intelligence’ in Abu Dhabi as it moves ahead with its plans to further enhance government services and meet the continuing needs of the Abu Dhabi community through innovation using Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.

  • ADNOC, G42 set to drive AI adoption in global oil and gas sector through new joint venture

    The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) today announced the launch of AIQ, its Artificial Intelligence (AI) joint venture (JV) company with Group 42 (G42), an Abu Dhabi-based AI and cloud computing company.

  • AI implementation credited with reduction in bus crashes in Dubai

    The implementation of AI has been credited with the sharp decline in the number of accidents caused by fatigued bus drivers on Dubai’s congested roads.

  • AI will benefit businesses by tracking ‘hidden inefficiencies’

    On Wednesday, at AI Everything in Dubai, a panel discussion took place which consisted of people from a variety of different sectors and they spoke about how AI could improve businesses.

  • AI-powered road junctions to be deployed in Greater Manchester

    Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced the deployment of AI-powered smart traffic management systems in an effort to encourage a greater uptake in greener modes of transport.

  • Artificial intelligence supports business development across Moscow

    More than 167,000 suppliers have subscribed to receive personalized AI-generated email alerts from the government of Moscow’s ‘Supplier Portal’ site.

  • Australian state installs AI-powered cameras to prevent phone use while driving

    In New South Wales (NSW), Australia, where it is only legal to use mobile phones hands-free while driving, AI-powered cameras have been installed on the roads to ensure compliance by detecting drivers using a mobile phone behind the wheel.

  • Avaya showcases new AI-powered innovations at GITEX 2019

    Avaya Holdings Corp. today previewed Avaya IX Onespace, an industry-first solution in unified communications and collaboration that expands the capabilities of the Avaya IX Workplace UC portfolio.

  • Chinese AI firm opens autonomous driving track in Japan

    Chinese AI firm SenseTime have opened an autonomous driving test course in Japan as part of its efforts to facilitate and support the development of multiple smart-driving technologies by conducting a series of road tests.

  • Chinese operator to assist Hong Kong on AI, 5G and autonomous driving

    A Chinese operator has agreed to enter into multiple partnerships with Hong Kong as the city bolsters its effort to accelerate its smart city ambitions.

  • Consortium for AI research launched to combat current and future pandemics

    Microsoft Corporation and, a company which specializes in artificial intelligence (AI), have partnered with six US-based universities to form a research consortium in an effort to speed up the digital transformation of governments, societies and businesses.

  • Cybersecurity in the age of automation

    Digitalization has seeped its way into all areas of society in the postmodern world, namely in the developed world, be it politics or economics; it has changed our lives for the better in the ways that we interact with one another and go about our daily lives. While it has simplified a number of processes and enabled businesses to become more efficient, it has brought about a great deal of vulnerabilities that were not previously accounted for to organizations that use these new emerging technologies.

  • Dell to maximize potential of smart city solutions in India

    Dell Technologies, Vehant Technologies, and Graymatics and Wordsensing have decided to collaborate to develop and deliver smart city solutions in the areas of ‘Intelligent Traffic Management’ and ‘Safe City’ in India.

  • DEWA Launches Smart Grid for Power Networks

    DEWA Launches Smart Grid for Power Networks

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the launch of an Automatic Smart Grid Restoration System (ASGR), the first of its kind in the MENA region, to increase the control, management, and monitoring of its power network.

    The system works around the clock without any human intervention. It uses a smart, innovative, and central system that locates the fault in the power network, isolates it, and automatically restores the service. This improves grid automation, fault detection and retrieval of connections. It also supports DEWA’s efforts to maintain supplies according to the highest standards of reliability, accountability, and efficiency.

    Speaking on the occasion, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said, "The Smart Grid is an integral part of DEWA’s strategy to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure for managing facilities and services using disruptive technologies and Fourth Industrial Revolution applications. DEWA’s Smart Grid programme, with investments totaling AED7 billion, supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of the energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.

    "DEWA’s adoption of the latest international technologies in power generation, transmission and distribution, has made it one of the best utilities worldwide. In 2021, DEWA achieved a new world record in electricity Customer Minutes Lost (CML) per year. Dubai recorded 1.43 minutes per customer, compared to around 15 minutes by leading utility companies in the European Union. This highlights DEWA’s ability to restore power during faults or unplanned outages. The percentage of losses in the electricity transmission and distribution networks in Dubai was 3.3%, compared to 6-7 % in Europe and the US."

    Meanwhile, Hussain Lootah, Executive Vice President of Transmission Power at DEWA, said that the total value of DEWA’s investments in electricity transmission projects between 2021 and 2024 is AED10 billion. This includes AED2 billion for 400 kV transmission projects and AED8 billion for 132 kV projects.

  • Digital arm of French operator invests in AI start-up

    The digital arm of French telecommunications behemoth Orange has announced that it is one of a number of investors in a new AI credit scoring start-up firm.

  • Dubai Government Workshop considers deploying AI tech in Dubai Customs

    Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) recently organized an interactive seminar entitled “How to Measure Productivity” as part of its ongoing partnership with Dubai Customs.

  • Emotionally-Savvy AI and the Role of Voice Technology

    At MWC Shanghai, Telecom Review carried out an interview with Rana Gujral, CEO of Behavioral Signals. The Los Angeles-based tech start-up focuses on initiating emotionally intelligent conversations with artificial intelligence (AI). Their use of emotions to deduce voice data has helped them build engines that are more emotionally-savvy. Their award-winning flagship product - OliverAPI -  allows enterprises to track emotions and behaviors in natural language conversations to get a complete view of related key performance indicators. By being able to recognize emotional cues and perform and behavioral prediction analytics, their technology provides enriched conversational insights for interaction with voice assistants, chatbots, robotic virtual assistants, social healthcare robotics and mobile voice assistants.

  • Epicor launches new AI-based digital agent

    Epicor has announced the release of a new AI-based digital agent, the Epicor Virtual Agent (EVA), which promotes business growth and aims to help users work smarter and accelerate the pace of business operations.