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Saudi Arabia to host second edition of Global AI Summit

Saudi Arabia will host the second Global Artificial Intelligence Summit from Sept. 13 to 15 in Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.

The summit, entitled “Artificial Intelligence for the Good of Humanity,” is being organized by the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence, and being held under the patronage of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is the chairman of SDAIA’s board of directors.
The conference will be held at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, the president of SDAIA, expressed his “thanks and appreciation to the crown prince for this patronage, which comes within the framework of the state’s interest and constant keenness to provide various forms of support for the success of the global summit.”

He said the crown prince’s patronage raises the summit’s status and importance locally, regionally and internationally.

“It has become clear that artificial intelligence techniques have begun to be used in our daily lives and will have a significant impact in all aspects of life, so the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has set the visions of this modern technical field within the objectives of its Vision 2030,” he said.

“This global summit will seek to become a major world forum in the field of artificial intelligence, after the success achieved in the first summit held in 2020,” he added.

Al-Ghamdi also said that the summit will discuss everything related to AI technologies and participants include experts and specialists, senior officials from government agencies and the largest international technology companies. Various presentations will be held highlighting the latest research and technologies, while participants will also exchange expertise, and discover investment opportunities.
He said the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit is also an opportunity for experts and interested parties to benefit from the gathering, which features “more than 100 speakers from around the world under one roof in Riyadh, specialized in artificial intelligence.”

The summit will discuss a number of topics that show the implications of AI on the most important sectors, such as smart cities, human capacity development, health care, transportation, energy, culture and heritage, environment, and economic mobility, to find solutions to current challenges and maximize the use of AI technologies.

More than 200 experts and decision-makers took part in the first edition of the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit, which was held over two days, while more than 13,000 people attended the forum. The summit received more than 5 million views on social media networks. ArabNews

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