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UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

Smart cities can unlock considerable business potential for the United Arab Emirates but a new report warns governments and organisations of the IoT’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Dubai mandates digital identity system for government services

Dubai mandates digital identity system for government services

UAE Pass provides an authorised digital ID through smartphones, eliminating the need to physically visit customer service centres and submit paper identification documents.

Ras Al Khaimah progresses digital transformation programme

Ras Al Khaimah progresses digital transformation programme

As well as being part of its smart services strategy, the availability of a broad range of e-services is helping the emirate to minimise the presence of citizens in public places during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Smart Dubai builds single source of data

Smart Dubai builds single source of data

The Dubai Registers initiative will collect, organise, link and store the latest and most accurate data to ensure it is useful to as many parties as possible.

Dubai launches blockchain policy

Dubai launches blockchain policy

The policy complements Smart Dubai’s blockchain strategy, which aims to enable the government to conduct 100 per cent of applicable transactions via blockchain by 2020.

Dubai launches first local UN city data hub

Dubai launches first local UN city data hub

Hosting the local data hub allows Dubai to lead the promotion of the initiative, encourage regional cities to participate and create an open data-sharing network.

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

Scale 360 aims to harness the potential of technology innovation and smart policy to fast-track the circular economy through nationally led challenges.

University of artificial intelligence announced for Abu Dhabi

University of artificial intelligence announced for Abu Dhabi

The university plans to introduce a new model of academia and research to the field of AI in the key areas of machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing.

Dubai explores the role of decentralised data in smart cities

Dubai explores the role of decentralised data in smart cities

A new report by Smart Dubai underlines the opportunities of technologies such as AI and IoT to transform city services and emphasises the importance of open networks.

Bee'ah creates the office of the future

Bee'ah creates the office of the future

The sustainability solutions specialist is using AI and smart building technology from Microsoft and Johnson Controls for its cutting-edge headquarters in the UAE.