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du announces winners for IoT & AI pioneers competition

The telco has selected three projects that could play a role in leading the UAE into the future

Du (www.du.ae)

Du has played a role towards supporting the next generation of technology innovators, following the completion of the IoT & AI Pioneers Competition.

Driven by UAE 5G Innovation Gate (U5GIG) - which is powered by Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) - and Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), to lead innovation initiatives established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, du's IoT & AI Pioneers Competition had 43 initial project applications all vying to play an active role in leading the UAE's smart future.

From this, 10 teams were selected for shortlisted interviews, with six emerging successful after the interview and evaluation of the project idea that was held in May at Dtec Centre.

The six projects shortlisted by the judging panel that progressed to the next round were:

Project 1: Health Care Assistant using Artificial Intelligence

Project 2: Smart Arm

Project 3: Vitamin Deficiency Detection Using Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence

Project 4: Clever Garbage Bin

Project 5: Interactive Classroom

Project 6: Organic Chain


The committee of final panelists included:

1.       Mr. Saleem Alblooshi, Chief Technology Officer, du

2.       Mr. Anthony Shiner, Chief Digital Transformation and Innovation Officer, du

3.       Mr. Muammar Al Katheeri - Executive Vice President- Engineering & Smart City, DSOA

4.       Dr. Essa Bastaki, President of University of Dubai (UD)

5.       Tariq Al Awadhi, Executive Director Spectrum Affairs, TRA   

At the end of the competition, the top three winners and their prize money is as follows:

Nadia Al Shizawi (Smart Waste Management): 30,000 AED

Ahmed Saif Aldeen ( Vitacam: Vitamin Deficiency Detection): 20,000 AED

Dina AbdelRehman (AI Healthcare Assistant): 10,000 AED