Transformation Talk | Weekly news round up 03.08.17

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Saudi Arabia to pay two state firms $1.14bn for broadband rollout

0 341Saudi Telecom Co (STC) will be paid about 2.7 billion riyals in "financial support" as part of its agreement with Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the company said in a statement.
Facebook shut down an AI experiment after robots began communicating in their own language

Facebook halts AI test after robots develop own language

0 629Facebook was forced to halt an artificial intelligence engine after developers discovered that the AI had begun communication in its …

MoI launches smart visa system to eliminate service centre visits

0 383The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has launched a new smart services system that will eliminate the need for UAE residents to go in person to service centres when applying for visa or resident permits.

UAE among world’s ‘stand out’ digital nations: WEF

0 257The United Arab Emirates has been classified as a ‘stand out’ country in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Digital Evolution Index (DEI) for 2017.
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