Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will implement a new system called City Brain this year, which will use artificial intelligence to make travelling by bus more time efficient.
The project is expected to increase bus ridership by 17 percent.The system uses artificial intelligence and advanced algorithms to analyse a large amount of data, which will be collected from nol cards, buses, taxis in use as well as from the back-end control centres.
The system will convert complex data into tangible and useful notifications about bus schedules and routes, which users can use to better plan their bus journeys.City Brain is expected to reduce average waiting time for buses by ten percent, and slash average bus journey time by five percent. RTA will implement City Brain in cooperation with Alibaba, and it will be used to develop public transport network planning.
Zepth revolutionizes construction, makes bold leap into AI-driven project management
In a groundbreaking development, Zepth, an innovative global tech startup and leader in construction management SaaS software, today announced the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into its platform, marking a transformative leap in the industry. The integration will see Zepth deploy 40 AI agents to reach an artificial general intelligence (AGI) status where its machine will have human-level intelligence — a first-of-its-kind endeavour in the Middle East and worldwide.
Under the leadership of Founder Prasoon Shrivastava, Zepth is redefining the construction landscape. “Zepth stands at the forefront of the AI revolution, redefining the common-data environment with AGI-driven human-level intelligence. Our platform epitomizes intelligence, simplicity, and efficiency, designed for the modern world. Zepth’s AI-driven solutions are delivering extraordinary efficiency and precision to clients globally. The traditional Big Tech solutions, while once groundbreaking, now lag in a rapidly changing world. They are complex relics of a bygone era — no longer the best fit for today’s dynamic industry needs,” said Shrivastava.
The pioneering product, the AI Risk Manager, will harness the power of AGI, with 40 AI agents proactively identifying potential risks, collaborating with each other, carrying out likelihood and impact assessments, and assisting in mitigation plans for the identified risks, to enable project managers to make data-driven decisions. This revolutionary tool is a testament to Zepth’s commitment to innovation and excellence, ensuring project success even in the most challenging environments. AGI comprises intelligent agents with human-like capabilities to carry out a range of tasks, including in construction.
Zepth is ambitiously expanding its AI ecosystem to include hundreds of specialized agents, each designed to adapt to the complex, ever-changing demands of construction management. The first-of-its-kind endeavour not only reaffirms Zepth’s leadership in the software domain but also spotlights the ingenuity and influence of technological advances globally. The UAE, with its multiple government-led initiatives in smart buildings and cities, presents a strong appetite for AI-driven construction management solutions like Zepth.
Reaffirming the company’s mission of empowering the developer community, Founder Prasoon Shrivastava said the journey that Zepth is charting is clear: In the world of construction, Zepth stands as the embodiment of advanced intelligence, driving an industry towards unparalleled efficiency. “The UAE’s demonstrated track record of futuristic and innovative developments has inspired us to embrace AI as much as it has incentivized us to be a part of the region’s next growth phase.”
Elon Musk’s ‘X’ unveils audio and video calling features to come
In a significant development, Elon Musk’s social media platform, formerly known as Twitter and now rebranded as “X,” is poised to introduce video and audio calling features. The announcement was made by Musk himself on August 31, when he took to the platform to declare, “Video & audio calls coming to X.”
This move is part of Musk’s broader vision to transform X into what he calls an “everything app.” Notably, these features will be accessible across a range of operating systems, including iOS, Android, Mac, and PC. Importantly, users won’t be required to share their phone numbers to avail themselves of these communication capabilities. According to Musk, the app is being positioned as an “effective global address book,” emphasizing its multifaceted utility.
Video & audio calls coming to X:
– Works on iOS, Android, Mac & PC
– No phone number needed
– X is the effective global address book
That set of factors is unique.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 31, 2023
As X continues to evolve and expand its offerings, it appears poised to diversify its services well beyond its initial identity as a micro blogging platform. The introduction of video and audio calling, coupled with its positioning as a comprehensive address book, underscores Musk’s ambition to make X an integral part of users’ digital lives. The platform’s growing foray into data collection and utilization also raises important questions about privacy and data security, which will likely be closely scrutinized as these changes take effect.
Apple teases iPhone 15 Series launch with ‘Wonderlust’ event announcement
Apple’s much-anticipated “Wonderlust” event has made headlines as invitations were sent out and the official release date for the iPhone 15 series was disclosed, as reported by Mashable.
Scheduled for September 12, the Cupertino-based tech giant’s next significant hardware unveiling is set to take place. The world’s long-awaited glimpse of the highly anticipated iPhone 15 is on the horizon.
The event promises more than just the iPhone 15’s debut, as a slew of new products and services will be revealed. Marked for 1pm ET, which aligns with 9pm IST for UAE enthusiasts, the event will be a pivotal moment.
Leaks and reports have been buzzing around the predicted iPhone 15 series, revealing notable design changes. A major switch from the lightning port to a USB-C port stands out among these modifications. Yet, it’s worth noting that improved charging speeds might not be in the cards for the iPhone 15 series. Additionally, Apple could offer USB-C connectors in vibrant colors that match the device’s aesthetics.
Expectations are high for the standard iPhone 15 and its counterpart, the iPhone 15 Plus, to possibly adopt Dynamic Island technology in place of the notch, an alteration that would make a significant impact. Moreover, an intriguing possibility is the release of a unique Green hue version of the iPhone 15.
While the rumored release date for the iPhone 15 variants is September 22, Apple will keep us guessing until the September 12 event, where the exact launch date will be officially confirmed.
As the grapevine suggests, the iPhone 15 might hit the market with a starting price of approximately $799, equivalent to around Dh2,934. Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 Pro Max could be priced at $1,299, or approximately Dh4,771.