UAE: Boosting Government Performance With AI

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The UAE Artificial Intelligence strategy was launched to boost government performanc e, the rate of accomplishing achievements. The Vice President has set out a new artificial intelligence drive that will one day affect “all our services, sectors and future infrastructure” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid , also the Ruler of Dubai, announced the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, a major initiative within the UAE Centennial 2070 objectives.

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UAE named world first Minister of Artificial Intelligence

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Last year the UAE got a Minister of Happiness, and now, in another world first, the country has a Minister of Artificial Intelligence – an acknowledgement by the Emirates that these are the technologies that are going to change the world around us, and quickly. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, announced a full cabinet reshuffle today, and as part of that 27-year-old Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama has been announced as the Minister of AI.

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The VOID Opens Mixed-Reality Location in Dubai

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THE VOID, the untethered mixed-reality park, is opening a new location in Dubai, UAE. The Dubai location was created in partnership with Meraas , a UAE-based holding company and owners of several locations including Dubai’s The Beach.

Check Out Your Travel Destination In VR Before You Book

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Current destinations also include Bali, Thailand, the Maldives and destinations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Fiji and Japan will be added in 2019. Rizort Inc. adds several new locations to its collaborative vacation planning VR app.

‘Zip Now London’ Attraction Combines VR With Zip Lining

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All participants will be instantly registered for the chance to win an incredible UAE holiday package as well. Experience Dubai’s infamous Jebel Jais Flight zip line while soaring over the House of Parliament in this new UK attraction.

Emirates Embracing Emerging Tech

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Those looking for the VR OASIS of Ready Player One should head out to the deserts of the UAE. This is an opportunity to help transform the UAE from a technology consumer to a technology creator, incubating expertise for a new global industry, in line with the UAE’s Vision 2021.”.

The VOID Secures $20 Million Investment From James Murdoch

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Expansion plans may also be on the cards as The VOID currently runs 11 locations worldwide, with six in the US, three in Canada, one in Malaysia and one in the UAE.

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Nicole Kidman Stars in This VR Film for Etihad Airways

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Thanks to UAE’s Etihad Airways , you can now take to the skies with the Oscar-winning Australian actress in virtual reality. The lavish VR film shoot takes 360-degree video to new heights.

Exploring Virtual Reality in Dubai

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This is an opportunity to help transform the UAE from a technology consumer to a technology creator, incubating expertise for a new global industry, in line with the UAE’s Vision 2021.”. How the ‘Golden City’ is embracing emerging tech and fast becoming a hub for VR.

The VOID Hyper-Reality Experience Comes To Dubai

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In an attempt to bring the immersive attraction to several locations outside the United States, The VOID hyper-reality experience has partnered with UAE-based holding company Meraas to open a brand new location right in the heart of the beautiful city of Dubai later this week.

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Taking a Journey to Mars

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Next up you have to locate the UAE Space Agency (the project is aligned with the UAE’s Mars Initiative) and the oxygen you now need quite urgently. Two weeks ago I returned to GESS Dubai for my seventh year and delivered a set of presentations on the theme of VR in education.

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VR and the Internet of Things

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The panel covered a range of topics from VR adoption rates in the UAE, barriers to the mass adoption of VR and how VR is transforming our respective industries. This week I took part in Dubai Future Technology Week, a conglomerate of tech-themed conferences at Dubai’s World Trade Centre.

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The Ramadan VR Project

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Living in a Muslim country like the UAE means that the Holy Month of Ramadan has special significance. Using the Expeditions app, their teachers were able to guide them on a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi – the largest mosque in the UAE.

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Thanks to VR, Teachers Could (Finally) become Millionares

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Teachers in the Middle East , Egypt and UAE have shown a particularly keen interest and they are “very passionate” about using this technology. Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning could see “celebrity teachers” make millions, experts claim. Technology is set to play a vital role in helping the 263 million children globally who are not in school, delegates at the annual Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) heard.

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The Vive Focus in Education

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Well the thanks (make that MASSIVE thanks) goes to the wonderful Paola Paulino who recently flew into the UAE to speak at the BETT MEA event.