UAE leads in adopting smart technologies and robotics – Gulf Today

A large number of visitors thronged the mega technology event in Dubai.

A large number of visitors thronged the mega technology event in Dubai.

Inayat-ur-Rahman, Business Editor

DUBAI: The UAE has taken a leadership role in the Middle East region with the government sector leading the particular charge within technology adoption.

Dubai offers largely been responsible for changing the mindset when it comes to adopting new technologies.

According to leading financial experts technology trends like Artificial Intelligence and Robotics will dominate the capital markets in the near future.

It is easy to get lost in the particular plethora associated with tech products and solutions launched at the biggest technologies event in the world, Gitex Global held recently at the Dubai World Trade Center. But one of the particular things that stood out is the tiny robot that measures just about 22 cm in height plus weighs around 2kgs.

Called Miko, this robotic companion for kids is revolutionising child development by harnessing deep-learning AI and advanced emotional intelligence capabilities that will deliver personalized and engaging learning experiences.

It supports different formats of engagement such as games, audiovisual content, conversational content material, HRI (Human-Robot Interactions), gesture-based content, role-playing games, among many other sophisticated features.

Sneh Vaswani, CEO, Miko.

Sneh Vaswani, Co-founder and CEO, Miko told Gulf Today that with Miko 3, kids can explore thousands of playful learning encounters spanning coding, yoga, online games and more. Miko can deliver any articles far better than any screen-based media that are available to children and parents today. ”

According to Vaswani, Miko 3 robot leverages machine learning to provide an interactive, emotional experience for kids.   “Our team is also developing experiences where kids, for example, can co-create art or even co-write music with Miko a few. This is the first step within our goal of helping Miko develop emotions in the same way that will humans do. This will be the next stage of personalized encounters that can have a tremendous positive impact on the social, mental and physical well-being of children, ” he added.

With the Middle Eastern and Africa toy market expected in order to reach Dhs30 billion within 2027, Miko, through its partnership along with Exertis Mena, its exclusive partners in the region, is making a big push to capture a sizable portion associated with the market with the launch of the latest Miko robot within Dubai.

Its expansion in this part of the world is usually part of its strategic global growth plans, having also launched recently within Europe, China and Australia. Just this particular month, Miko also announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Square Off, a startup known with regard to AI-driven automated board games.

Miko robots plus Square Away smart board games will soon communicate, with Miko robots taking on the part of instructors that teach children to play chess and other board video games. The acquisition is the latest in a string of bold strategic moves from Miko. Earlier this year, the particular company introduced a partnership with Paramount Consumer Products. In August, Miko three or more became the first kids’ automatic robot to release an official Disney app. Miko was the only Asian startup to participate in the 2021 Disney Accelerator.