Who Are the MENA’S AI Startups?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is still showing its first glimmers in our day-to-day life, even though it’s being heavily explored on the research and development level. In MENA, AI is meekly starting to spread its roots and the numbers say it all. According to Accenture’s 2017 Digital Consumer Survey, 76% of the users in UAE are comfortable with AI customer service, while the global rate registers 62%. Moreover, 66% of users in KSA and 65% of users in Qatar favor AI customer service, based on another survey by PWC. Today, the region is more open to AI than ever, despite all the questions that orbit around the technology. With Aramex launching Aramex Bot - an AI chatbot on Facebook- to offer details about the company, track shipments, and more, and Dubai developing a roadmap for AI, a lot of startups are emerging in the MENA with AI as their focal technology.