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Dubai: New AI, coding permit sent off; representatives to get 10-year Golden Visa.

Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) on Tuesday sent off a man-made reasoning (AI) and coding permit to draw in AI organizations and coders from around the world as a feature of the UAE’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031.

Sent off in participation with the UAE Artificial Intelligence Office, it’s the first of its sort drive on the planet.

Organizations holding the permit will want to work in the DIFC Innovation Hub, which is the biggest group of FinTech and development organizations in the district. The Hub has over 500 firms, going from new businesses to worldwide unicorns, addressing more than 60% of all GCC FinTechs. Furthermore, the permit gives a potential chance to acquire UAE 10-year Golden Visas for representatives working in those organizations.

In July 2021, the UAE collaborated with the world’s biggest innovation monsters, for example, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Cisco, IBM, LinkedIn to send off a public arrangement for coders to set up 1,000 significant advanced organizations within five years. The drive likewise intends to draw 100,000 coders to UAE by 2026.

“Such drives consider decidedly the country’s preparation to turn into a worldwide objective for spearheading the enterprises of things to come by embracing trend-setting innovation and invigorating advancement in different fields… DIFC has opened new skylines for driving worldwide organizations that try to upgrade their endeavours in the field of AI and extend their organizations further,” said Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications.

“Dubai and DIFC are worldwide ministers for AI. Monetary administrations organizations in DIFC and an expansive range of different ventures across the emirate are setting the standard which is additionally adding to the UAE’s aggressive objective to have a universally cutthroat, information-based economy,” said Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC.

WOW: Emirates Cancels Most Flights To US Due To 5G

AT&T and Verizon are planning on deploying their new 5G technology in many markets across the United States as of tomorrow (Wednesday, January 19, 2022). We’ve heard that this could have catastrophic impacts on airline operations, and we’re now seeing the first concrete example of that.

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Emirates suspending service to most US markets

Emirates has just announced that it is suspending a majority of flights to the United States due to the planned launch of 5G tomorrow. Specifically, flights are suspended to all destinations in the United States, except Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), and Washington (IAD). Here’s how the Dubai-based airline describes this in a memo to employees:

Due to operational concerns associated with the planned deployment of 5G mobile network services in the US at certain airports, Emirates will be suspending flights to the following US destinations from 19 January 2022 until further notice: 

Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), Orlando (MCO), San Francisco (SFO) and Seattle (SEA).

Customers holding tickets with the final destination to any of the above will not be accepted at the point of origin.

Emirates flights to New York JFK, Los Angeles (LAX) and Washington DC (IAD) continue to operate as scheduled.

While the airline doesn’t state for how long service is suspended, as of now all inventory has been zeroed out through January 31, 2022. Of course I imagine that could be moved forward or extended based on how this situation evolves.

Wireless providers have agreed to not deploy the new technology near select airports. I’m not sure if Emirates is continuing service to three cities because there’s less risk of 5G interference near these airports, or if it’s because of the aircraft type used (though these routes are operated by both A380s and 777s).

Other international airlines canceling US flights as well

Emirates isn’t the only international airline to cancel most flights to the United States. Air India, All Nippon Airways, and Japan Airlines, have all suspended most routes to the United States as well. 

I imagine the list of airlines suspending flights to the United States will continue to grow. It’s interesting how international airlines are taking action before US airlines.

It looks like airlines are serious about 5G concerns?

For weeks we’ve seen a spat over the deployment of 5G. On one side you have the FAA and airlines, and on the other side you have the FCC and telecommunications companies:

  • Airlines and the FAA argue that the deployment of 5G could interfere with aircraft navigation systems, and that the deployment of this could have major impacts on airline operations
  • Telecommunications companies and the FCC argue that the technology is safe, has been tested, and is being used in other countries without issues

I’m obviously not an expert on this, but I have seen so many news stories about how if this technology is deployed, the impact on airlines could be huge. I’ve wondered whether that was just a bluff on the part of airlines and the FAA, or if it was serious.

Prior to this announcement, we haven’t seen any airline concretely state what 5G would mean for operations. It’s interesting that a non-US airline is the first to announce service cancelations as a result of the deployment of this.

I’m very curious to see how this situation evolves over the next 24 hours. Is Emirates overreacting here, or is air travel in the United States about to shut down?

Bottom line

We’ve heard that new 5G technology could have major impacts on airline operations, and we’re now seeing the first example of that. Emirates is suspending most flights to the United States effective immediately, which I didn’t see coming. It’s interesting to me that Emirates is the first airline to take drastic measures.

What do you make of Emirates suspending flights to most US markets?

Why Everyone Should Work for a Startup at Least OnceWhy Everyone Should Work for a Startup at Least Once

Why Everyone Should Work for a Startup at Least Once

Working for a new company educates employees on the overall uncertainty of a workforce in flux. 

By Bgabgs January 15, 2022

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

During the ​2008 ​economic downturn, I quit an incredible job to become an online news media and digital publishing entrepreneur.

While I have worked with big enterprises in the past, it was only when I was exposed to the world of startups that is an excellent breeding ground for skills that I was able to survive recurring economic slowdowns. Here are four reasons why you should do the same…

​New companies are ​better at ​managing ​uncertainty ​​

Unlike employees of large corporations that enjoy the stability of working for an established company, startup employees face chaos, ambiguity, doubts, and contingencies more frequently than employees at a large organization. This leads to flexibility and ingenuity in decision-making. If you can predict better, you can control the outcome to adeptly survive the unknown, the unsure, and the hard knocks that accompany times of ​adversity. 

Related: Advice For Crypto Startups On How To Stand Out In Their Field

​Finding security in insecurity

Startups teach you how to live with stress and pressure and how to hustle or come up with creative or clever solutions. It teaches you to become bold, take risks, fail, set your own directions and move fast. This will make you self-reliant, persistent, resilient, quick, nimble, and execution-driven. It will serve as the most effective conduit to keep the reins of your life in your hands and provide a fertile ground for a first foray into entrepreneurship when you are forced to do so and can’t find a job. 

Working closely with your company’s leaders

I worked for a credit card and consumer finance consulting company that was founded by a veteran banker and worked closely with the owner, which gave me an in-depth understanding of what it takes to scale a business, enhance its brand equity and learn how to effectively manage prominent clients. 

The consulting company allowed me to pick up problem-solving techniques that I might not have been exposed to in a more segmented role at a larger company. I also learned how to manage a website, write a press release, article, report, and above all, understand why caring provides a competitive advantage. This held me in good stead when I became an entrepreneur during the economic decline of 2007-09. 

Related: The books that helped me improve my startup

Spawn innovation during tough times

Because startups have leaner hierarchies (your opinion matters) and you are expected to wear multiple hats that means the impact of your work is readily apparent than if you were in a big company. This instils​ ​a deep pride in your work​ and a credo, that ​if you​’​re truly imaginative you will overcome obstacles​. ​​​​

My father worked for a ​stable and ​reputed international bank for over three decades, which assured him job security and career advancement while exposing him to experts from different fields, sectors, and geographies. ​Yet today it ​would be a fallacy to think that younger Boomers, ​Millennials, and Gen Z will have the luxury of job security in a world undergoing momentous socio-economic, cultural, political, legal, and environmental changes. 

Reignite your purpose and passion and transform your life for the better at a startup.

Related: 7 PR Growth Strategy Tips for Startups in 2022

Ekom Nkam waterfall in Melong, Africa Continent.

Ekom Nkam waterfall in Melong, Cameroon

Cameroon is sometimes referred to as ‘Africa in miniature because within its borders are all the major climates and ecosystems of the continent: mountains, desert, rain forest, savannas and ocean coastland. The coastal belt along the Atlantic Ocean contains some of the wettest areas on the planet. This is the superb science Littoral Region and it’s where our image was captured. Near the community of Melong, the powerful Ekom waterfall thunders over a clifftop, surrounded by the incredibly green and dense rainforest so common to the area. The volcanic soils around here are rich and fertile, so it’s also a prime spot for coffee and palm oil plantations.