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GITEX: It’s all about the future-focused tech and innovations

From driverless cars to geospatial location solutions, the tech event is showcasing innovation, automation, and efficiency in various industries

GITEX: It’s all about the future-focused tech and innovations
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As the tech industry deliberates the key trends defining the future of the digital age and the threats associated with it — ransomware, crypto-related crimes, and the risks stemming from Gen AI, GITEX Global is showcasing futuristic tech and innovations — from driverless cars to geospatial location solutions.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise showcased an electronic waste art piece created by the Turkish artist Deniz Sağdıç, titled Burj Khalifa, to raise awareness regarding the environmental impact of the technology industry. 

Mercedes-Benz displayed the Vision EQxx, a research prototype that showcases the potential of electric mobility, and the Vision One-Eleven representative of the future of sporty performance with technology and design. There were a slew of announcements showcasing the strength of the industry collective. 

Another big announcement was from AIQ and Bayanat, which partnered to focus on developing a software application to optimize and automate processes in moving drilling rigs.

Meanwhile, Ericsson and du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), have joined to offer the Ericsson Connected Recycling platform as a Software-as-a-Service in the UAE. Their collaboration seeks to shape a sustainable future by eliminating the environmental impact of non-electronic or non-electrical network equipment waste.

Huawei launched the OceanStor A310, a new AI storage model designed for large AI models that optimizes storage capabilities for basic model training, industry model training, and inference in segmented scenario models, unlocking new AI capabilities.

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi University (ADU) to enhance collaboration in education, life sciences, and clinical research, bolstering Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading hub for innovation.

Furthermore, G42, the UAE-based technology group, introduced Core42, an entity formed by merging three existing G42 businesses – G42 Cloud, Inception, and Injazat – to focus on delivering enterprise AI solutions and services.

In addition, Dubai Police revealed plans to introduce fully electric, self-driving patrol vehicles. These patrol cars feature a 360-degree camera to aid officers in gathering real-time intelligence, which is transmitted directly to the control center at Dubai Police’s General Operations Department. 

Dubai Internet City showcased various tech attractions, including a holographic display and interactive displays involving artificial intelligence.

Visitors also have the opportunity to experience AI-based technologies, including Acer’s innovative SpatialLabs technology that provides immersive 3D experiences without the need for glasses.

An autonomous four-seater taxi set to operate in China next year drew significant attention. 

Urban solutions provider Urbi launched products that will transform the geospatial landscape, offering road object recognition and customizable data management. 

Meanwhile, HP released a Work Relationship Index that has revealed significant changes in the landscape of hybrid work. The report underscores that two-thirds of professionals seek a work environment that enables effortless and convenient transitions between multiple locations, emphasizing the importance of autonomy, flexibility, and user-friendliness. 

Gitex Global ends on October 20, 2023. 

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