During GITEX 2022, Intel announced that it will be launching an Artificial Intelligence research and development center in Dubai’s Internet City.
The center will be the first of its kind in the GCC region, and mark the Dubai’s alignment with the Middle East’s digital transformation strategy.
Ammar Al Malik, executive vice president for commercial leasing at DIC operator Tecom Group, said in the statement: “Dubai’s integrated business ecosystem and favourable economic climate have attracted the world’s largest companies whose innovations and insights have strengthened digital transformation not only in our emirate but also the wider region.”
He added: “Advanced technologies like artificial intelligence are defining the future of all sectors, from manufacturing to education, and establishing a robust tech ecosystem to navigate this emerging and ever-evolving space gives Dubai a competitive edge beneficial to businesses, talent and economic growth.”
Intel will be working closely with Dubai’s academic community to relocate a number of its AI experts from its global offices to Dubai in order to build a strong talent pool for future products and technologies.
Taha Khalifa, Intel’s general manager for the Middle East, remarked that the opening is a “strong opportunity to collaborate across the region’s talented and growing technology ecosystem to help drive further AI innovation to fuel global solutions for many sectors,” which include health care, transportation and public safety.
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