Saudi Arabia to host global AI summit next year

Global AI Summit will take place in Riyadh 30-31 March 2020

The Global AI Summit was announced on the sidelines of the Foreign Investment Initiative.
The Global AI Summit was announced on the sidelines of the Foreign Investment Initiative.

Saudi Arabia today officially announced the Global AI Summit, a new international platform to promote the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies.

The Global AI Summit will take place in Riyadh on 30th-31st March 2020, with organisers hoping it will become leading international forum to advance AI and create knowledge sharing and interchange among global AI experts.

The Summit will also highlight Saudi Arabia’s ambitions in AI technology, and drive discussions and partnerships between local and international stakeholders in the AI field. The event will be a focus for discussion on AI, its importance, applications and impact on societies, economies and politics.


Global AI Summit in Saudi Arabia set to become international focus for Artificial Intelligence.

The Global AI Summit was announced on the sidelines of the Foreign Investment Initiative (FII 2019) during a talk given by H.E. Dr Abdullah Bin Sharaf Alghamdi, President of Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA).

Speaking at the announcement Dr Alghamdi said: “Artificial intelligence is playing a central role in the digital transformation of all sectors of human activity, from business and enterprise, to key national industries, government, healthcare, and many more areas besides. AI is bringing us new insight and new capabilities that is reshaping the world around us. The Global AI Summit will become an international platform to discuss those changes and to understand how AI technology can be utilised for the benefit of all.”

The Saudi Data and Artificial intelligence Authority was established by Royal decree in August 2019, to become the main government entity to facilitate and enable the adoption of AI in the Kingdom, particularly in relation to achieving the Vision 2030 goals.

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