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Tech Giant Microsoft Pours .5 Billion into AI Company G42, Managed by UAE’s Security Adviser

by Dubaiforum

Tech giant Microsoft has recently made a significant investment of .5 billion in a technology firm located in the United Arab Emirates. This company, known as G42 and overseen by the UAE’s national security adviser, has caught the attention of Microsoft. The deal was officially announced on Tuesday, with Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, set to join G42’s board of directors as part of the agreement.

In a statement, Microsoft emphasized that the deal was made in close collaboration with both the UAE and U.S. governments, indicating a strategic and regulatory alignment. This move comes at a time when G42 has publicly announced its intention to sever ties with Chinese hardware suppliers due to concerns raised by the American government regarding its proximity to the Chinese government.

This investment marks a significant step for Microsoft into the tech landscape of the UAE, showcasing its commitment to fostering partnerships and exploring growth opportunities in the region. The collaboration between Microsoft and G42 has the potential to drive innovation and technological advancements, benefiting both parties and the broader industry as a whole.

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