Saudi Arabia: Global AI Summit kicks off in Riyadh
The work of the second World Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI) was launched Tuesday, at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh, under the patronage of Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA).
The summit witnessed the attendance of 10,000 people and 200 speakers from 90 countries participating in more than 100 sessions and workshops.
Abdullah Al-Sawaha, Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, stated that “the Crown Prince’s support and empowerment resulted in the adoption of artificial intelligence solutions to serve vital areas in health, energy, and the digital economy.”
The World Summit will cover a variety of topics demonstrating the impact of artificial intelligence on the most important sectors, including smart cities, human capacity development, health care, transportation, energy, culture and heritage, the environment, and economic mobility. It also aims to solve current problems and maximize the use of technology.
The summit witnessed a live demonstration in which humans were mixed with technology to show the world how artificial intelligence can help humans have a better future.
The summit provides an opportunity for those interested in and experts in this field to benefit from the gathering of more than 200 speakers from 90 countries under one roof in the city of Riyadh, to listen to and put forward their visions during their participation in more than 100 working sessions, panel discussions, and accompanying workshops, as well as to see more than 40 use cases of artificial intelligence that will be reviewed during the summit.
During the summit, more than 40 agreements and memorandums of understanding will be signed between the public and private sectors both within and outside the Kingdom, and 8 local and international initiatives between global companies and institutions will be announced to strengthen international cooperation on artificial intelligence and its applications.