We are bringing news updates on recent events in the Middle East Hospitality and Artificial Intelligence: Hilton Opens a New Hotel at the Abu Dhabi Yas Island • Artificial intelligence that more closely mimics the mind • Facilities management company Farnek appoints new director to head hospitality division
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Hilton Opens a New Hotel at the Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Hilton’s latest world-class leisure resort, the breath-taking Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, developed by Miral, a leading curator of experience in Abu Dhabi, welcomes its first guests today. The hotel is set within Yas Bay’s Waterfront, a vibrant destination on the southern end of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, giving guests immediate access to the waterfront’s retail and food and beverage outlets, as well as world-class entertainment and nightlife experiences. Learn more at Hilton…
Artificial Intelligence Mimics the Mind Even More Closely
For all the progress that’s been made in the field of artificial intelligence, the world’s most flexible, efficient information processor remains the human brain. Although we can quickly make decisions based on incomplete and changing information, many of today’s artificial intelligence systems only work after being trained on well-labeled data. When new information is available, complete retraining is often required to incorporate it.
Now the startup Nara Logics, co-founded by an MIT alumnus, is trying to take artificial intelligence to the next level by closely mimicking the brain. The company’s AI engine uses recent neuroscience discoveries to replicate brain structure and function at the circuit level. Learn more at MIT…
Facilities Management Company Farnek Appoints Walter Knight As a New Head of Hospitality Division
Leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek has appointed British national Walter Knight as director of its new hospitality division.
Knight will be responsible for structuring and developing a new fully functioning hospitality division, which will provide a comprehensive range of outsourced or third-party services. Apart from concierge services, housekeeping, property operations, maintenance, energy consultancy (POMEC) and security, Farnek will manage central reservations and front office services.
Talking about how the new vertical will develop, Knight said: “Ultimately we are aiming for a ‘360’ service offering, which will not only embrace traditionally outsourced FM and manpower services we will also incorporate managing revenue-driven services, such as central reservation offices and associated sales services.” See more at Farnek…