Thursday, 6 Oct 2022

Over 200 Speakers from 70 Countries to Convene at Global AI Summit on September 13

Riyadh-- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – through hosting the 2nd Global AI Summit under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Chairman of Board of Directors of the Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA) – seeks to realize its aspirations in global entrepreneurship through an economy based on data and AI and stress the importance of international cooperation for the use of AI to the good of humanity and its role in realizing the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

The summit will be held under the theme “Artificial Intelligence for the Good of Humanity” at the headquarters of the King Abdul Aziz International Conference Center in Riyadh between September 13 and 15, 2022, and is considered an opportunity for stakeholders and experts in this field to benefit from the participation of more than 200 speakers from 70 countries, representing policymakers in AI, heads of global technological companies in the world, and senior officials from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including ministers, to check on what is addressed in 100 work sessions of information on AI, multiple uses and its impact on the life of humans, in the presence of more than 3,000 people.

The summit is scheduled to go over all aspects related to AI technologies in terms of the current conditions, challenges and aspirations towards utilizing AI technologies in our daily lives to serve humanity. The summit will also include various presentations shedding light on the latest relevant research and technologies, exchanging expertise with international and local experts, and exploring investment opportunities related to AI technologies.

The summit will be discussing eight pillars, including: First, Smart Cities: How can we embrace AI to turn cities into accessible, personalized and human-centered ecosystems of digital citizens? Second, Capacity Building: How can we reshape the future of human potential and social capital, from adaptive to multi-inclusive life-long education that fits everyone?

Third, HealthCare: How can we advance patients' ecosystems, identity and data, from drug research and development to future medical facilities, services and profiles? Fourth, Transportation: From autonomous vehicles to seamless and traffic efficient loops and logistics that connect future communities and individuals with seamless access to everything.

Fifth, Energy: How can we embrace AI behind solar panels and energy efficiency technologies, fight climate change and build the bridges between energy capitals? Sixth, Culture: From Arabic AI to global role models and AI equity movement, how can we embrace convergence of culture and AI, social science and technology?

Seventh, Environment: How can we leverage the convergence of AI and data science to analyze the planet, fight climate change, and build a better sustainable future? And eighth, Economic Mobility: From finances to economic and social institutions, how can we make our world more connected, decentralized and accessible for everyone?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is distinguished by enjoying an enriching environmental diversity according to global standards, and invested in all means to preserve and develop it, including the utilization of AI to build cognitive cities that serve humanity in light of a modern life as we can see in NEOM.

In this regard, NEOM is one of the main projects of the Saudi Vision 2030 that invests in AI to utilize it for serving humanity and building cognitive smart cities, where NEOM seeks to offer a unique global model that realizes sustainability and ideal living in harmony with the nature in reliance on advanced digital technologies.

It is worth mentioning that the first edition of the summit, which was held virtually two years ago under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has received a remarkable global presence and attention, where views of the summit on social media networks exceeded five million.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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