Saudi Arabia to launch Global AI Summit on March


Saudi Arabia will launch Global AI Summit in Riyadh at the end of next March, which will be an annual global forum for the exchange of experiences and partnerships between actors and companies in the world of data and AI, under the patronage of crown prince, Muhammad Bin Salman.

The summit, which will be held at King Abdul-Aziz International Conference Center in Riyadh on 30 and 31 March 2020, will enhance the Kingdom’s leading role in the field of AI and lead the global efforts in this advanced field. It will also discuss several topics in the field of AI, the use of its technologies and its impact on society and economy.

Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, Chairman of the Saudi Commission for Data and AI, explained during his participation in the FII2019 Forum in its third edition, that AI today plays a pivotal role in digital transformation in various fields, including government, commercial, industrial, health and others  showing that what AI does is worth changing the world around us.

Al-Ghamdi stressed that the summit will be a global platform to discuss these new technological changes and understand the ways in which we can adapt them for the benefit of humanity.

Political leaders, heads of the world’s leading companies and large and emerging technology companies, as well as researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and investors will participate in the summit.

The Summit dedicated a diverse program to AI leaders and related fields, including speeches, lectures and workshops to enrich the event to be the world’s largest interactive platform in this area, focusing on enabling companies and governments to apply this technology and benefit from it extensively.

The summit will also be accompanied by an exhibition of the latest innovations and products of AI to discover the applied practices of technology in various fields.

It’s noteworthy that the Saudi Data and AI Authority was established by Royal Decree in August 2019 to be the official body responsible for the national data and AI agenda in the Kingdom to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its objectives.