Building and interiors exhibition set to display the latest in technology

Updated 09 April 2016
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Building and interiors exhibition set to display the latest in technology

Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras will inaugurate the silver jubilee edition of Saudi Building & Interiors Exhibition (SBIE) on Monday (April 11) at Jeddah Center for Forums and Events.
The show, organized by Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE) ends on April 14.
Saudi Arabia’s rapid progress in the construction and the real estate sector has witnessed the launch of numerous commercial, residential, hospital, school and education facilities projects, thus creating a demand for interior and outdoor design, and decor and furnishings.
SBIE 2016 is set to host 200 national and international pavilions from China, Egypt, Turkey, and individual companies from Europe, Arab World and Asia.
Major Saudi companies representing a large number of locally manufactured products and representing international brands are also taking part.
“As always the objective of SBIE is to display the latest in technology, usage of materials and innovative approaches to interior design, decor and furniture. SBIE serves to meet the growing demand, by bringing together all the leading companies in the industry under one roof,” said Zahoor Siddique, VP of ACE.
At SBIE, architects, engineers, contractors, designers, interior decorators and government officials will have the opportunity to evaluate and source the best products and services.
In its 25th edition, SBIE is showcasing products related to building materials and hardware, climate control, construction equipment and tools, electricity and lighting, environmental conservation, and marble, granite and stone technology, as well as safety, security and fire Prevention, and water technology and waste management.
Interior designs and products related to hotels and leisure, office environment, outdoors and landscape design, schools and hospitals, shopping malls and restaurants, and residential areas are also exhibited.
The show timings are 4-10 pm daily till April 14.


New J-Clinic to harness machine learning tech

Updated 25 September 2018
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New J-Clinic to harness machine learning tech

MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization founded and chaired by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ‘78, launched the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic) on Tuesday. This is the fourth major collaborative effort between MIT and Community Jameel.
J-Clinic, a key part of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, will focus on developing machine learning technologies to revolutionize the prevention, detection, and treatment of disease. It will concentrate on creating and commercializing high-precision, affordable, and scalable machine learning technologies in areas of health care ranging from diagnostics to pharmaceuticals, with three main areas of focus:
l Preventative medicine methods and technologies with the potential to change the course of non-infectious disease by stopping it in its tracks.
l Cost-effective diagnostic tests that may be able to both detect and alleviate health problems.
l Drug discovery and development to enable faster and cheaper discovery, development, and manufacture of new pharmaceuticals, particularly those targeted for individually customized therapies.
J-Clinic’s holistic approach will utilize MIT’s expertise in cellular and medical biology, computer science, engineering, and the social sciences, among other areas.
“The health care system has no shortage of data,” said MIT President L. Rafael Reif. “But it has far too little access to the kinds of tools and experts who can translate population-level data into clinical insights that could make it possible to tune care precisely for individuals. Building on MIT’s deep expertise in fields from cancer to neuroscience, and our longstanding connections to Boston’s world-class medical community, J-Clinic offers an accelerated path to creating new technologies that could help make health care more effective everywhere — from villages in developing nations to major teaching hospitals.”
“The J-Clinic will positively impact the world by accelerating the creation of machine learning technologies and algorithms that will make preventing, detecting, and treating disease more precise, affordable, and personalized,” said Anantha P. Chandrakasan, dean of the MIT School of Engineering, and Vannevar Bush, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, who will serve as J-Clinic’s chair. “It will be a truly multifaceted effort that amplifies synergies between the life sciences and the latest research in human and machine intelligence. J-Clinic will inspire innovation for the betterment of humanity.”
“Channeling MIT’s machine learning expertise into health care will transform medical outcomes for people around the world,” said Fady Jameel, president of Community Jameel International. “Health care has been an important sphere of activity for Community Jameel since our earliest days, from founding the first nonprofit hospital for physical rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia, to partnering with the King Salman Center for Disability Research. J-Clinic continues our journey of supporting cutting-edge research and driving innovation in health care, in Saudi Arabia and around the whole world.”