SAUDI ARABIA

Global Al Summit in Riyadh postponed until September 2020

March 18, 2020



Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —
The Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) has postponed the Global Al Summit, which was scheduled to take place in the Kingdom in late March 2020, and will now take place on Sept. 14-15, 2020.

The decision to postpone the event has been taken in adherence to the precautionary measures to address the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and in line with international efforts and the preventive measures announced by the government of Saudi Arabia, to protect participants and attendees from health risks and ensure their safety.

The summit will highlight Saudi Arabia’s ambitions to become a leader in AI technology, and drive discussions and partnerships between local and international stakeholders in the AI field.

The summit is intended to be a forum for high-level engagement, with attendance from government leaders, heads of enterprise and industry, and technology companies, along with academics and researchers in AI; AI startups, investors and entrepreneurs.

The summit will include a full program of keynote sessions from thought leaders in the field of AI and related disciplines, along with plenary sessions and breakouts to create the world’s most active forum for discussion and interaction around AI.

The focus will be on enabling a global conversation, and creating dialogue centered on the adoption of Artificial Intelligence and how participating countries and enterprises can become leaders in deploying AI in practical applications in key vertical sectors and innovative new developments.


March 18, 2020
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