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Nvidia, Google, Microsoft take stage at AI Retreat in Dubai

UAE AI Minister Omar Al Olama said the country wants to become a hub for advanced chip manufacturing

The Museum of The Future in Dubai. Photo: Getty Images

The convening of an “AI Retreat” at Dubai’s Museum of the Future today has presented a sterling opportunity for some of the biggest names in chips and data storage to show off their wares before some of the UAE’s top decision-makers in government.

Executives from Nvidia, Google Cloud, Microsoft, AWS, Oracle and IBM are all taking the stage today to tout their products as the UAE’s biggest city accelerates plans to implement AI across government services and attract more business from deep tech firms.

On the sidelines of the gathering, Omar Al Olama, UAE Minister of Artificial Intelligence, said the UAE is looking to position itself as a top destination for advanced chip manufacturing, in an interview with Bloomberg.

He added that he believes U.S. security concerns over technology leaking from the Middle East and into China are understandable. “Sometimes you are a victim of the neighborhood you are in,” he said.

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