UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE CROWN PRINCE GLOBAL AI SUMMIT HELD ON OCTOBER 7th UNDER THE THEME “AI FOR THE GOOD OF HUMANITY”

Riyadh, September 4, 2020: Under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Defense, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) organizes the Global AI Summit under the theme “AI for the Good of Humanity” during October 7-8, 2020.

SDAIA announced that the summit will be held virtually, in line with the international efforts and precautionary measures set by Saudi Arabia’s government, to protect the participants and attendees from Covid-19. The summit will bring together decision-makers, experts, and specialists from various governmental and private sectors internationally and locally, including leading technology companies, investors, and businessmen.

The Global AI Summit aims to build dialogues of global significance, both in terms of recovery from the pandemic and trends shaping the field of artificial intelligence. Furthermore, some key strategic considerations crucial to establish an efficient AI system will be covered, keeping into consideration the national strategic options of policymakers. The event also aims to showcase some inspirational insights about future requirements for regulators, investors, and companies. In addition, it will enable attendees and participants to listen to the opinions and ideas of some pioneering innovators who are utilizing AI to shape a better future for mankind.

The summit covers a range of important topics, divided into four tracks: shaping the new normal, AI and governments, governing AI, and the future of AI. These topics will be addressed through keynote speeches, discussion sessions, dialogues, and interactive activities. Further, the event will tackle the global changes that we face and their impact on the transformation of AI and review how these technologies are used in shaping the new reality in order to create a better future for all, in addition to highlighting the most prominent technical challenges facing the global AI community today, and how to develop AI technologies safely and ethically in various applications that affect human life.

Among the participants will be many distinguished speakers and global experts from different countries. The summit agenda includes a panel discussion between entrepreneurs to review AI solutions in several applications, in addition open dialogues on specific topics to enrich dialogue and exchange views, as well as other interactive features, such as polls and charts.

The summit will include the announcement of the launch of the National Strategy for Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which was recently adopted by the King and comes in the context of seeking to achieve the Kingdom’s aspirations for global leadership through a data-driven economy and AI. Further, the role SDAIA plays in the strategic leadership of the alternative economy, in cooperation with many relevant authorities to contribute to achieving the goals of Vision 2030, will be highlighted.

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