Saudi Arabia is set to host the region’s first-ever Global AI Summit in March 2020 to promote the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies. The Summit will take place in Riyadh on 30th and 31st March, and will be the leading international forum to advance AI and create knowledge sharing and interchange among global AI experts.
The Summit will also highlight Saudi Arabia’s ambitions to become a leader in AI technology and drive discussions and partnerships between local and international stakeholders in the AI field. The event will be a focus for discussion on AI, its importance, applications, and impact on societies, economies and politics. The event also aims to drive knowledge exchange and create new partnerships between companies, academic institutions, and innovators in artificial intelligence.
Speaking at the announcement H.E. Dr. Abdullah Bin Sharaf Alghamdi, President of Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) said,
“Artificial intelligence is playing a central role in the digital transformation of all sectors of human activity, from business and enterprise to key national industries, government, healthcare, and many more areas beside. AI is bringing us new insight and new capabilities that is reshaping the world around us. The Global AI Summit will become an international platform to discuss those changes and to understand how AI technology can be utilized for the benefit of all.”