Emirati cloud computing company G42 signs deal with Serbia
Emirati tech company G42 Cloud yesterday signed an agreement with the Serbian government.
Under the MoU, the two entities will jointly develop cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the healthcare, business and finance sectors. Serbia is seeking help from G42 Cloud to improve e-government services, the Abu Dhabi-based company said in a press release.
“We are ready to foster knowledge sharing, implement a cloud-first strategy for Serbian businesses and enable digital transformation to generate long-term and sustainable value,” said G42 Cloud CEO , Talal Al Kaissi.
G42 Cloud is a subsidiary of the 42 group, which seeks to create an AI that can “handle generalized tasks much like humans do,” according to its website. G42 Cloud focuses on cloud software for businesses.
This is not Groupe 42’s first collaboration with a foreign government. Last year, the company signed a production agreement with China’s Sinopharm to produce vaccines against COVID-19.
The G42 Cloud and Serbia signed the memorandum at the ongoing Expo 2020 Dubai cultural forum, which resulted in several business-related agreements and declarations from governments and businesses in the region. This particular deal took place during an investment conference at the forum, the official Emirates News Agency reported.
Serbia has also recently sought to improve relations with UAE ally Israel. Last year, the Serbian government sought to purchase Israeli missiles. In 2020, Serbia decided to move its embassy to Jerusalem.