GAA holds training for new Saudi recruits

GAA’s training program was attended by its newly recruited Saudi employees.
Updated 11 September 2018
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GAA holds training for new Saudi recruits

Gulf Advantage Automobiles (GAA) recently held a training program for its newly recruited Saudi employees. The company said the initiative aimed at supporting the Kingdom’s goal of “building a vibrant society, which preserves its heritage while ensuring a good quality of life in today’s competitive world.”

The training is part of the company’s continuous efforts to attract and nurture Saudi talents in support of Saudi Vision 2030’s overarching aim to create new job opportunities, achieve job stability, and ensure promising and prosperous careers for the Saudi youth. Through these programs, GAA also aims to improve its services and increase the level of satisfaction provided to its customers. “These programs will reflect positively through the quality of services offered to all Renault customers across the Kingdom,” the company said in a press release.

GAA emphasized the importance of the training courses to qualify new employees, provide them with essential career opportunities and the chance to develop their skills and capabilities. The company aims to provide the best services to its customers while nurturing a suitable and encouraging environment where Saudi talents can grow and flourish.

The training program held in Riyadh for one week included improving sales skills, product knowledge, customer service, and after-sales services. 

“Gulf Advantage Automobiles continuously seeks to attract Saudi talents, male and female, across its showrooms in the various cities of the Kingdom. It strives to provide a stimulating work environment for them, and offer many excellent training programs to encourage them for career advancement in reaching senior management positions,” the company said.

“By organizing an employee training program, GAA spurred positive employee competitiveness and enthusiasm for higher efficiency and better effectiveness transforming Renault’s team in Saudi Arabia into a more customer-centric unit,” the press release said.

 


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.”