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Digital Cooperation Organization Adopts Riyadh AI Declaration

Digital Cooperation Organization Adopts Riyadh AI Declaration

Wednesday, 14 September, 2022 - 05:45
Digital Cooperation Organization Secretary General, Deemah Al Yahya addresses the summit on Tuesday. (SPA)

Member states of the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) agreed Tuesday to adopt the Riyadh AI Call for Action Declaration (RAICA), which seeks to use AI technology to benefit people, communities, nations, and the world.

The declaration, announced at Saudi Arabia’s Second Global AI Summit, was signed by all members of DCO including Bahrain, Cyprus, Djibouti, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Jordan, Rwanda, and Saudi Arabia.

The summit, hosted under the patronage of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, kicked off on Tuesday and concludes on Thursday.

The call to action aims to advance the DCO’s commitment to identify and address present, emerging and future humanitarian issues in the field of AI.

The declaration highlights the different ways AI can be used as a tool to benefit the lives of millions of people around the world by improving the quality of work, developing better-designed public policies and nurturing efficiencies into the ecosystem.

“DCO was created with the ethos of establishing an inclusive digital economy through collaboration across diverse entities at all levels,” said Deemah Al Yahya, secretary general of DCO.

“The RAICA declaration is this idea put into practice. By signing this declaration all DCO member states are reaffirming their shared desire to usher in a brighter future for all by harnessing the huge potential of AI to improve the lives of people around the world,” added Al Yahya.

The declaration highlights seven key pillars that will help to bring this future into reality. Each is composed of principles that seek to address methods to ensure that benefits of AI are enjoyed by all while harming none.

The DCO has developed a series of action areas to help the seven pillars to be implemented.

In other news, Saudi Arabia’s Mozn, a market leader in enterprise AI technologies, participated on Tuesday as a “Technology Partner” at the AI Summit.

Mozn announced that it was building the world’s largest and most effective Arabic NLU models and demonstrated its advanced software technology applications and use cases.

Mozn introduced delegates to OSOS, its leading-edge natural-language understanding (NLU) technology.

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