DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Wednesday launched a nationwide synthetic intelligence technique geared toward making it a worldwide chief within the area because it seeks to diversify its oil-based economic system.
The Nationwide Technique for Information and Synthetic Intelligence (NSDAI) will search to draw $20 billion in overseas and native investments by 2030, a NSDAI assertion stated.
Talking on the opening of the dominion’s World AI Summit, the top of the Saudi Information and Synthetic Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) – which can spearhead the NSDAI technique – stated Riyadh would announce a number of AI partnerships.
“Saudi Arabia will implement a multi-phase, multi-faceted plan that features expertise, coverage and regulation, funding, analysis and innovation, and ecosystem growth,” the assertion stated.
Saudi Arabia is pushing to diversify its economic system away from oil, increase the personal sector and create extra jobs for Saudis beneath its “Imaginative and prescient 2030” plan.
The dominion goals to coach 2,000 Saudi information and AI specialists over the following 10 years, SDAIA head Abdullah bin Sharaf Alghamdi instructed Reuters.
Reporting by Lisa Barrington and Aziz El Yaakoubi,; Modifying by Louise Heavens and Mark Heinrich