Zain KSA, Huawei announce new network strategy in KSA

The two companies will also pool together their market knowledge, sharing insights and business strategies with one another.
Updated 03 March 2018
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Zain KSA, Huawei announce new network strategy in KSA

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, and Zain, a leading telecommunications provider in the Middle East and Africa, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a new network strategy in Saudi Arabia. The aim of the MoU is to accelerate the realization of 5G networks in the Kingdom and assist Zain in building the most advanced end-to-end networks in the region in order to deliver outstanding user experience to customers and improve operational efficiency for organizations.
Under the terms of the agreement, Huawei and Zain will strengthen their existing collaboration to further the progress of a number of innovative technologies. The two companies will work together to accelerate the deployment of 4.5 to 5G networks, make further advances toward full cloudification, and produce additional strategy and planning in the field of ICT synergy cloud. The two companies will also pool together their market knowledge, sharing insights and business strategies with one another. The ultimate goal is to deliver better user experience and services to their customers in Saudi Arabia.
Sultan Abdulaziz Al-Deghaither, chief operations officer at Zain Saudi Arabia, said: “Zain Saudi Arabia is pleased to strengthen our existing relationship with Huawei, a powerful partner in the region. Our goal is to always ensure that our customers have access to the latest technology in order to serve them in the best possible way, and we believe that this collaboration will be beneficial to that aim. We are also excited to make further inroads in the cutting-edge field of 5G, an exciting technology with the potential to be a driving force in the digitalization of the Kingdom.”
Dennis Zhang, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, said: “A core pillar of the Huawei way is our belief in the open sharing of information, and this MoU is another step on the path to creating a collaborative ICT ecosystem in the Middle East.”


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.”