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Masdar To Begin Sixth Phase Of Dubai’s Massive Solar Park

The project will add 1,800 megawatts of power, making Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park the largest single-site facility in the world.



masdar to begin sixth phase of dubai's massive solar park
Emirates News Agency

With the United Arab Emirates setting an ambitious goal to generate 25% of its energy from renewables by 2030 and 100% by 2050, the government has awarded $1.5 billion to Masdar to build phase six of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

“When completed, the solar park will reduce over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

The total capacity of solar generation at the site has now reached 2,427 MW. With the latest phase adding another 1,800 megawatts, total production capacity will soon be boosted to 4,660 MW, making the park the largest single-site facility in the world.

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Phase five of the Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park was inaugurated in June and is expected to power 270,000 homes and offset over 1 million tonnes of CO2 annually.

“We are striving to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy,” said Al Tayer.


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Adobe Teases New AI Editing Tools And Updates In Premiere Pro

The video editing app will be enhanced with a generative extend tool, text-to-video, improved timeline waveforms, and more.



adobe teases new ai editing tools and updates in premiere pro

After launching the generative AI model Firefly last year, Adobe is now showcasing how the technology will be used in upcoming versions of the editing app Premiere Pro. In an early sneak peek, the company demonstrated several new features, including Object Addition and Removal, Generative Extend, and Text to Video.

The first new feature, Generative Extend, targets a common video editing problem by using AI to “Seamlessly add frames to make clips longer, so it’s easier to perfectly time edits and add smooth transitions”.

Meanwhile, Premiere Pro’s Object Addition & Removal tool will leverage Firefly’s generative AI to “Simply select and track objects, then replace them. Remove unwanted items, change an actor’s wardrobe or quickly add set dressings such as a painting or photorealistic flowers on a desk,” Adobe states.

Adobe also showcased another new feature that can automatically generate new film clips using a text prompt. To use the content creation tool, editors can “Simply type text into a prompt or upload reference images. These clips can be used to ideate and create storyboards, or to create B-roll for augmenting live action footage,” Adobe explained. The company seems to be commercializing this particular feature extremely quickly, considering generative AI video only appeared a few months ago.

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The new additions to Premiere Pro will be added later this year, but Adobe is also introducing smaller improvements to the editing app in May. The changes include interactive fade handles to enable easier transitions, an Essential Sound badge that uses AI to “automatically tag audio clips as dialogue, music, sound effects or ambience, and add a new icon so editors get one-click, instant access to the right controls for the job”, along with effect badges and a new look for waveforms in the timeline.

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