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Microsoft CEO Emphasizes AI’s Role in Economic Development

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella highlighted artificial  intelligence (AI) technologies’ importance in supporting economic growth in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He spoke at an event in Riyadh titled “Artificial Intelligence: A New Era”.

During the event, Nadella met local business leaders, government officials, and a group of technology developers. He praised AI’s role in creating new opportunities to enhance the digital economy in KSA. This will guarantee improving Saudis’ quality of life in line with Kingdom’s 2030 vision.

Nadella explained in a statement on this occasion that the new generation of artificial intelligence will radically transform the level of individuals’ productivity and enhance innovation in institutions and business sectors at the global and local levels, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Nadella praised the efforts made by Saudi institutions in the government and private sectors to devote these technologies to stimulating innovation and providing abundant opportunities to advance economic development.

Strategic Discussion


A discussion took place between Nadella and Minister of communication Abdullah Alswaha. They explored strategies for employing AI innovations, aiming to accelerate Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation which guarantees an advanced digital government and a flourishing digital economy.

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Saudi Arabia has been making significant strides in the field of technology, particularly in artificial intelligence (AI). The inaugural National Olympiad for Programming and Artificial Intelligence, was launched by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

The National Olympiad will enhance the skills of young boys and girls at an early age. It will develop their capabilities, and hone their skills. This will position Saudi Arabia as a global tech hub, boasting the latest advanced technologies and AI-related techniques.

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