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Saudi Aviation Sector Embraces Tech To Meet Vision 2030 Goals

The kingdom aims to become a global logistics hub and attract 100 million tourists by 2030.



saudi aviation sector embraces tech to meet vision 2030 goals

Saudi Arabia is rapidly becoming a highly sought-after tourist destination, and in response to growing demand, the aviation industry requires year-on-year development on an increasingly large scale. As aviation is one of the most environmentally damaging sectors, mitigating harmful emissions is crucial to helping the Kingdom meet its ambitious Vision 2030 goals.

According to a recent report by the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, developing modern, high-tech aviation technologies could enhance Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector and simultaneously meet the requirements of growing volumes of tourists.

Co-author of the report, Abdulrahman Alwosheel, noted that Saudi Arabia enjoys a “strategic geopolitical position” and is a key location that connects the Asia-Pacific region to Europe and America. Developing this logistics hub is a critical component of the Vision 2030 roadmap.

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The National Tourism Strategy of Saudi Arabia plans to attract 100 million visitors by 2030, which could account for up to 10% of the Kingdom’s GDP. Meeting these lofty goals will require significant infrastructure improvements, as well as large-scale investment in innovative new technology and a highly-skilled workforce.


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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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