Egypt builds strong AI industry to serve development goals, official statement

Egypt hosted the 25th World Artificial Intelligence (AI) Show which was convened virtually on 30 May 2021 under the theme of ‘Maintaining AI Ecosystem in Egypt’ and the participation of key information technology experts in the fields of AI and machine learning, alongside senior executives and consultants. During his opening statement, the Minister of Communication and Information Technology highlighted the efforts of the Egyptian government to promote digital transformation by adopting paperless, participatory, and digital methods of work. In line with this, the national strategy for artificial intelligence (AI) was drafted under the slogan ‘Artificial Intelligence for Development and Prosperity to espouse the development goals of the country. It hinges on the deployment of technology to achieve Egypt’s development goals and drive economic growth. He further pointed out the government’s tendency to rely on AI application solutions in public sectors in the transition to the New Administrative Capital (NAC).