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Sara: Saudi Arabia's First Interactive Robot

Sara: Saudi Arabia's First Interactive Robot

Tuesday, 7 February, 2023 - 08:00
Saudi Arabia unveils its first interactive robot at LEAP 2023. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Sara, Saudi Arabia's first interactive robot, welcomed attendees at LEAP 2023 conference, which was launched in Riyadh on Monday.

Sara was manufactured in cooperation between Saudi Digital and Qss Company. It can communicate with all visitors, interact with them, perform popular dance moves, and respond to visitors' inquiries.

The robot boasts a camera that works with artificial intelligence, can recognize the distance of people standing in front of it and starts dialogue after a visitor addresses it with the phrase "Hello Sara."

It also contains a pre-trained model that recognizes different Saudi dialects, analyses and understands sentences, then provides the appropriate answer and sends it in text.

The second edition of Leap 2023 was launched at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center under the theme "Towards New Horizons."

LEAP was organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in conjunction with Tahaluf, a strategic joint venture co-owned by Informa PLC and the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming (SAFCSP).

It aims to consolidate and strengthen the Kingdom's advanced position as a hub for technology and innovation in the region.

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