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FDI can help Qatar build knowledge economy, foster technology: PwC

FDI can help Qatar build knowledge economy, foster technology: PwC

Qatar has large amounts of surplus capital, but foreign direct investment (FDI) can “still play a critical role” in building up a knowledge economy and fostering an environment driven by technology and technical expertise ...

Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but faster

Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but faster

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic on Monday announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls-Royce to build a supersonic commercial airplane that flies at three times the speed of sound.

Qatar-based financial technology startup, C Wallet Services secures more than QR2mn in funding

Qatar-based financial technology startup, C Wallet Services secures more than QR2mn in funding

Qatar-based financial technology startup, C Wallet Services, has successfully secured more than QR2mn in grants and funding in its first year, having created cwallet, Qatar’s first and only mobile application (app) ...

Smart technology will be fundamental for airlines to safely return to the skies

Smart technology will be fundamental for airlines to safely return to the skies

Technology provider for the air transport industry SITA has shed new light on how technology is helping airports and airlines safely resume operations and help implement new hygiene measures ...

‘Use technology to enable company operations,’ says business council exec

‘Use technology to enable company operations,’ says business council exec

Industries of all types and sizes should now maximise the use of technology to continue operating amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has altered almost all facets of an organisation’s operations ...

EU wants battery autonomy, but first it needs graphite

EU wants battery autonomy, but first it needs graphite

As Europe looks to declare its tech independence by becoming a leader in next-generation batteries, it will have to start by making its own graphite. The problem is, nearly all of it now comes from Asia, mainly China.

Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition technology over misuse worry

Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition technology over misuse worry

The chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet on Monday backed an EU proposal to temporarily ban facial-recognition technology because of the possibility that it could be used for nefarious purposes.

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Amazon, Apple and Google announced plans Wednesday to develop a common technology standard for smart home products, in a move aimed at enabling more connected devices to speak to each other.

Qatar uses its resources to advance education, healthcare and technology

Qatar uses its resources to advance education, healthcare and technology

Qatar has been able to direct its resources towards high-quality education, better healthcare and innovative research and technology, among others ...

Experts share innovation and technology at Qatargas’ 16th Engineering Forum

Experts share innovation and technology at Qatargas’ 16th Engineering Forum

Qatargas recently hosted the 16th Engineering Forum, which brought together more than 500 engineering experts from the oil and gas industry and academia.

Easy-to-adopt AI security technology developed

Easy-to-adopt AI security technology developed

A Japanese company has developed artificial intelligence technology that can be easily linked to security cameras to identify suspicious human behaviour.

Human innovation as important to education as technology

Human innovation as important to education as technology

Technology is not a “magic solution” for the world’s educational ecosystems and must instead be a gateway for people to innovate using their initiative, the head of Qatar Foundation ...