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QFI and QCRI launch mobile app to increase knowledge of Arabic

09/10/2013

In an effort to make Arabic more accessible to those unfamiliar with the language, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) recently launched Madar Al-Huruf ...

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QCRI’s summer internship programme comes to an end

18/09/2013

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) commemorated the end of a successful 2013 summer internship programme on Wednesday with a closing ceremony and speech from guest speaker Dr. Tarek El Fouly, from the College of Engineering at Qatar University.

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QCRI and Al Jazeera launch predictive web analytics platform for news

04/08/2013

New platform developed by QCRI and Al Jazeera can predict visits to news articles by taking cues from social media

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QCRI works with EML to improve Arabic speech recognition systems

31/07/2013

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and EML European Media Laboratory, Heidelberg (Germany), have combined efforts to advance very large vocabulary speech recognition technology and systems for Arabic. The result of the cooperation will be an automatic Arabic language transcription system.

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QCRI partners with the University of Chicago to promote using data skills for social good

30/06/2013

Catalyzing positive social change through advanced computing research

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QCRI invites applicants for summer internships

08/05/2013

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) will be kicking off its 2013 summer internship program soon, and invites computer science and computer engineering students to apply. The intensive two-month internship program provides students with the opportunity to work closely with top researchers, and receive practical work experience based on their studies. Applications will be accepted until May 12, 2013.

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Presenting a Vision for the Future of Humanitarian Technology

31/03/2013

Dr Patrick Meier, Director of Social Innovation at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and the world’s foremost expert on humanitarian technology, explores the rise of digital humanitarian response and how new technologies are reshaping the humanitarian space in an upcoming talk.

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QCRI and Boeing to collaborate on Data Analytics Research

24/03/2013

Joint project will seek to identify patterns in large data streams

Research collaboration broadens Boeing engagement in Qatar, strengthens relationship with Qatar Foundation

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QCRI develops automated Geotagger for the World Bank

19/03/2013

QCRI's data analytics team develops an automated Geotagger system that geocodes all Bank-financed projects based on project documentation. The system helps geocode and map vast amounts of current, historic and pipeline project data to help better monitor and improve the impact of development assistance. It was designed in collaboration with major global aid organizations.

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Major efforts are underway to boost Arabic online content in Qatar

16/12/2012

QCRI, Taghreedat organize successful event with Google, YouTube, Twitter reaching out to the local community about Arabic language content online. Over 400 community members gathered at the Arabic YouTube Tweetup looking to contribute online content.

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Reading a neural network’s mind

12/12/2017

Neural networks, which learn to perform computational tasks by analyzing huge sets of training data, have been responsible for the most impressive recent advances in artificial intelligence, ...

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CSAIL hosts annual meeting highlighting innovative collaboration with QCRI

10/10/2017

This year CSAIL celebrates five years of collaboration with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), an esteemed research institute that’s part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha. This ...

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Study: On Twitter, you're better off fact-checking your crazy uncle than a complete stranger

12/09/2017

A new study has found what many of us have always thought to be true: We are more likely to accept correction from people we know than strangers. The  study , conducted by researchers at Cornell, ...

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QCRI's Creative Space launches free after-school computing courses for teenagers

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We offer an App Inventor Course in Arabic for students aged 13-15 and an Arduino Programming Course in English for students aged 14-18. Courses are free. Please register quickly as places are limited.

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QCRI conducts first summer computing camps for kids

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Children and teenagers have been given a rare chance to develop their computing skills with world-class computing scientists at the first summer computing camp conducted by the Qatar Computing ...

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QCRI’s Creative Space holds Open House event for kids

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The Qatar Computing Research Institute’s new Creative Space, which conducts fun activities to teach children computing skills, has successfully held its first Open House event. About 100 children ...

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#Halal now a lifestyle definition on Instagram

29/11/2017

The word “halal” is no longer being defined only in a religious context but is becoming a lifestyle term associated with health and fashion around the globe, a new study of Instagram posts led by ...

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QCRI’s Mohamed Mokbel named Distinguished Scientist by world’s largest computing society ACM

21/11/2017

Chief scientist among only 43 scientists globally - and the only one from the Middle East - to be selected for the honor in 2017.

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QCRI's Ingmar Weber wins UN award for joint gender equality research

21/09/2017

Joint research undertaken by Dr. Ingmar Weber of Qatar Computing Research Institute, part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, along with scientists from Oxford and Princeton universities, has won a ...

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