The Global AI Summit concludes in Riyadh, confirming Saudi Arabia’s growing interest in shaping the future of AI.

RiyadhSaudi Arabia, September 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The second Global AI Summit concluded today, reaffirming the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s recognition and investment in the growing importance of artificial intelligence (AI). This three-day global event brought together prominent leaders and experts in the field of artificial intelligence to discuss the possibilities and limitations associated with this technology. Hosted by the Saudi Arabian Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), the summit brought together over 15,000 attendees and over 200 speakers from over 90 countries.

Global AI Summit ends in Riyadh, confirming Saudi Arabia’s growing stake in shaping the future of AI

“We are seeing the exponential growth of AI and its potential benefits to society today and tomorrow,” said HE Dr. Esam Alwagait, Director of the National Information Center of Saudi Arabia, in his closing remarks. “Together, we can create an innovative model that harnesses the value of data and artificial intelligence that will drive the knowledge economy, solve problems, and ensure a better future for future generations. »

The summit featured top business leaders and academic experts including Amin Nasser, CEO of Aramco, Dr. Junaid Bajwa, Chief Medical Officer of Microsoft Research, Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Kitty Hawk, and Dr. Jürgen Schmidhuber, Director of AI. KAUST initiative.

While the summit demonstrated the potential of AI, it also prompted more immediate action. On the opening day, the member states of the Digital Cooperation Organization finalized and signed the Declaration of Call to Action Riyadh in AI, outlining our long-term vision for using AI for the benefit of people, communities, nations and the world. The next day, Saudi Arabia announced that it would join the World Bank’s Digital Development Partnership, which helps bring AI technology to developing countries.

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Today’s summit concluded with the launch of a new joint initiative between SDAIA and Google Cloud to empower women to participate in AI and machine learning.” The program will provide free education to 25,000 women over a five-year period to increase the proportion of women working in this field.

In total, more than 40 partnership agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed during the summit. These partnerships, along with the conclusion of the summit, mark steady progress towards Vision 2030, the goal of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This material is distributed by Edelman on behalf of Veyron Company, Ltd., a representative of the Saudi Arabia Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA). Additional information is available from the Washington Department of Justice.

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