AI for Good Impact Initiative: UN Appoints Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei Chairperson

The United Nations has announced the appointment of Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei as the Chairperson of its AI for Good Impact Initiative. Dr. Almazrouei, a renowned AI and robotics expert from the UAE, will lead efforts to harness artificial intelligence for sustainable development. The initiative aims to leverage AI to address global challenges such as climate change, healthcare, and education, promoting equitable and inclusive growth. Under her leadership, the initiative will focus on collaborative projects and partnerships to drive impactful AI solutions globally.

ADCCI, Abu Dhabi Energy Services Sign Unified Framework Agreement

The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) and Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES) have signed a unified framework agreement to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability in the emirate. This agreement aims to streamline energy service processes and promote the adoption of energy-saving technologies among businesses. The collaboration will focus on optimizing energy consumption, reducing carbon emissions, and supporting Abu Dhabi’s sustainable development goals.

ADNOC Distribution to Expand Fast EV Charging Points

ADNOC Distribution has unveiled plans to significantly expand its network of fast electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the UAE. This initiative is part of ADNOC’s commitment to supporting the country’s transition to sustainable mobility. The expansion will see the installation of high-speed chargers at strategic locations, including highways and urban centers, to facilitate convenient and rapid charging for EV owners.

EtihadWE and HCT Partner for EV Charging Stations on Campuses

Etihad Water and Electricity (EtihadWE) has partnered with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across HCT campuses in the UAE. The initiative supports HCT’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles within the academic community. The charging stations will feature advanced technology to ensure efficient and reliable service.

EV Maker Lucid Expands Presence in Middle East

American electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid Motors has announced plans to expand its presence in the Middle East, with new showrooms and service centres slated to open across the region. This expansion is part of Lucid’s strategy to tap into the growing demand for luxury electric vehicles in the MENA market. The company’s flagship model, the Lucid Air, has garnered significant interest for its cutting-edge technology and impressive performance. Lucid’s increased footprint in the Middle East will provide customers greater access to its innovative EVs and support services.

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