Saudi Arabia eyes AI future ahead of G20 summit

Dr Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, the president of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) provided insight to the Estishraf Platform, an AI-based platform that utilises data to create diversified insights and respond to top priorities of decision makers in Saudi Arabia, during a media briefing ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit.

Al-Ghamdi stated that ‘Through this platform we were able to earn revenues amounting to SR43 billion (US$11.5 billion), only in 2019,’. ‘Undoubtedly, this is an excellent indicator for the great opportunities the national economy is waiting for after AI has become a knowledge-based economy’.

Saudi Arabia has led fruitful G20 dialogues on critical topics that will shape digital economies and the future, including trustworthy AI,  free data flow, smart cities, digital economy security and measurement.