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Chinese internet platforms test metaverse and virtual reality for Qatar World Cup matches

Chinese internet platforms test metaverse and virtual reality for Qatar World Cup matches

People walk past the countdown clock for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar in Doha on October 20, 2022. Photo: VCG As the craze for the World Cup football tournament spreads across the world, Chinese internet platforms are rushing to join the carnival and compete for a large number of sports fans in the country …

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AI at the 2022 World Cup to control crowds and control the climate

AI at the 2022 World Cup to control crowds and control the climate

Doha, Qatar- There is a hall in Doha, the capital of Qatar, with hundreds of screens showing the crowd watching the 2022 World Cup matches. With more than 1.2 million fans expected in the country for the World Cup, Qatar has set up a tech hub that uses artificial intelligence to keep tabs on spectators, …

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AI at the 2022 World Cup to control crowds and control the climate

AI at the 2022 World Cup to control crowds and control the climate

Doha, Qatar- There is a hall in Doha, the capital of Qatar, with hundreds of screens showing the crowd watching the 2022 World Cup matches. With more than 1.2 million fans expected in the country for the World Cup, Qatar has set up a tech hub that uses artificial intelligence to keep tabs on spectators, …

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An exhibition highlights the evolution of Al Jazeera

An exhibition highlights the evolution of Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera began broadcasting its Arabic-language television channel on November 1, 1996, with a staff of some 250 people, and has since evolved over more than a quarter century into a global media network. Exploring the trajectory of the Qatar-based media network over the past 25 years, the multimedia exhibition “Experience Al Jazeera” opened to …

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Qatar and the United Arab Emirates lead direct hotel bookings in October 2022

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates lead direct hotel bookings in October 2022

The Hotels Network (THN), a comprehensive direct growth platform for hotels, recently analyzed the hotel direct channel scene in the Middle East to identify opportunities and provide advice on how to act on them. The data was extracted from BenchDirect, the leading hotel benchmarking tool for direct channel performance, from five countries in the region: …

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Qatar has demanded that World Cup apps be considered spyware by researchers

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is coming in a month. If you’re planning on going to Qatar, you already knew it wouldn’t be like going to another World Cup. There were bans on extramarital sex and homosexuality, along with “sober zones” for drunken fans and a lack of hotel rooms. Even new Fox analyst Chad …

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