Saudi Arabia—A Saudi royal decree was issued on Friday to establish a national center for artificial intelligence and national data management.
According to Supreme Decree No. (74167) dated 30 August 2019, the members of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Commission for Data and Artificial Intelligence to be as follows, Minister of Interior, National Security Adviser, Minister of Trade and Investment, Minister of Finance, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Minister of Economy and Planning, Chief of General Intelligence, and Head of State Security.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz also issued a royal decree appointing Fahd Al-Essa as head of the royal court.
King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz also ordered the establishment of a Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources and named Bandar al-Khorayef as its minister in addition to the decree to transform “the Riyadh Development Authority” to a Royal Commission in the name of “the Royal Commission for Riyadh”.