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October 22 · Issue #38 · View online
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Good morning,
Here’s your weekly Middle East AI News!
News on education, smart cities, cloud AI, aerospace R&D and the new Saudi national AI strategy to share today.
The virtual Global AI Summit kicked off yesterday afternoon with an opening address from Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, President of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA). Dr. Al-Ghamdi launched the Kingdom’s new National Strategy for Data & AI (NSDAI), outlining some ambitious goals, including an investment target of $20 billion.
Meanwhile, also at the Summit, a partnership was announced between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the World Bank to help to fund, catalyse and advance AI for sustainable impact.
The Global AI Summit continues this afternoon from 2pm Riyadh time (3pm Dubai / 12 noon UK) and includes a panel discussion on national AI strategies. You can view the agenda and register here.
Stay safe & have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Global AI Summit 2020
Saudi national AI strategy announced with investment target of $20 billion Saudi national AI strategy announced with investment target of $20 billion
Saudi Arabia and World Bank to bring AI to developing nations
Saudi crown prince calls for global collaboration to unlock benefits of AI for all
Cloud AI
KSA’s STC and NVIDIA team up to build Saudi's first AI and deep learning cloud infrastructure
Digital Readiness
SRTI Park develops pilot to accelerate AI Readiness transformation of Sharjah government
Education
AI-powered Alef platform to reach 196 public schools in UAE by year end
TAIF Digital Institute announces 5 new global partnerships
CIT Minister meets startup founders to define obstacles facing sector
Smart Cities
Users conduct 1.3 million transactions with Dubai Police smart services so far this year
Egyptian president reviews progress of construction work on New Administrative Capital
Aerospace
Lockheed Martin interns showcase new AI solution for aircraft inspection to Tawazun, EDGE Lockheed Martin interns showcase new AI solution for aircraft inspection to Tawazun, EDGE
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