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Riyadh to Host Global AI Summit in Mid-September

Riyadh to Host Global AI Summit in Mid-September

Wednesday, 24 August, 2022 - 07:30
Abdullah Bin Sharaf Alghamdi, President of Saudi Data and Al Authority, speaks during the Global Al Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

Under the patronage of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh will host the second Global Artificial Intelligence Summit on Sept. 13-15 at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center.


Held under the slogan, “Artificial Intelligence for the Good of Humanity,” the summit is organized by the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence (SDAIA), and will discuss the effects of AI on many vital sectors, namely: smart cities, human capacity development, health care, transportation, energy, culture and heritage, environment, and economic mobility.


Dr. Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, the president of SDAIA, noted that the international gathering would see experts and specialists from various government agencies and giant tech companies share experiences on AI challenges and aspirations, as well as the latest research, technologies, and investment opportunities in this field.


Al-Ghamdi added that the summit, in its second edition, was an opportunity for stakeholders and experts in this field to benefit from the presence of more than 100 speakers and global innovators from around the world and to participate in work sessions, panel discussions, and accompanying workshops.


The first edition of the Global Summit on Artificial Intelligence was held two years ago with the participation of more than 200 experts and decision-makers and witnessed dialogues on the means to recover from the pandemic and trends that shape the field of artificial intelligence. The summit activities were attended by more than 13,000 participants.


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