The World Economic Forum and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, have partnered to bring together 100 Arab start-ups that are shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The start-ups were selected in collaboration with leading experts and successful entrepreneurs operating in the region.

“In the last few years, progress has slowed down,” said Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC, adding that gender inequality is not conducive to good inclusive economic growth. According to the Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016, the slowdown is partly due to chronic imbalances in salaries and labour force participation.

As humanity enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution, development of artificial intelligence (AI) must be guided by one overarching principle – technology must augment, not replace, human capability and opportunity.

Space applications related to telecommunications and global navigation can play a vital role in supporting disaster risk reduction, response and recovery efforts, a senior United Nations official said today at the UN forum on space as a socio-economic driver for sustainable development under way in Dubai.

AltspaceVR announced VR Capture, the first integrated solution for the capture, distribution, and playback of live virtual reality (VR) performances and events.

Virtual Reality company and development studio MyDream Interactive Inc. released LightVR for Oculus Rift with support for the forthcoming Oculus Touch. Available on the Oculus and Steam stores, LightVR provides the best visual clarity among virtual office programs, and offers high performance with low overall impact on the computer.

PayStand, the next generation B2B payment and billing company, is leveraging the blockchain in a completely new way for enterprise payments. PayStand customers can now certify and notarize payments (from request to receipt) on the blockchain, ensuring the history of payments is secure, independently verifiable, and free of tampering.

Fujitsu today announces the launch of Smart Origination, customer onboarding technology developed in unique partnership with ImageWare Systems, InAuth, Intelligent Environments, Mitek, and Trunomi.

Blockchain is a distributed ledger that is broadly discussed as a technology with huge innovation potential in all areas of financial services. To date, it is largely in the banking arena where blockchain use cases have been identified.

Market research future published a research report on Autonomous Vehicles market. The global market for Autonomous Vehicles market is expected to grow over the CAGR of 26.2% during the period 2016 to 2027 from USD 3.6 billion in 2015.

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