Pakistan Property Show returns to Dubai

The 2017 Pakistan Property Show was also held at the Dubai World Trade Centre
Updated 10 September 2018
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Pakistan Property Show returns to Dubai

Pakistani property portal Zameen.com is set to take the country’s real estate market international again with the latest edition of its Pakistan Property Show in Dubai. 

Zameen.com has organized 14 property expos across Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Dubai to date. The latest event is scheduled to be held at Za’abeel Hall 5 of the Dubai World Trade Centre on Sept. 14-15, and marks the second time Zameen.com will organize the show at this venue. 

Last year’s event saw over 14,000 overseas Pakistanis flock to the Dubai World Trade Centre to interact with over 50 exhibitors from across Pakistan showcasing their projects and services at the event.

The 2017 show was inaugurated by Dubai Land Department Director General Sultan Butti bin Mejren, while Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UAE Moazzam Ahmad Khan and Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Jamal Al-Qasimi of the ruling family of Sharjah also visited the event. 

This year, the event will host more than 60 exhibitors from all over Pakistan. The show will feature projects and exhibitors from Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Gwadar, among others, so overseas Pakistanis from all regions of the country will be able to find something that interests them. 

The event’s top sponsors include Eighteen and Green Earth Real Estate.


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.”