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About the Global AI Summit

“Shaping the future of AI, together”

The Global AI Summit, organized by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), is the world’s premier platform for dialogue that brings together stakeholders from public sector, academia and private sector, including technology companies, investors, entrepreneurs and startup to shape the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Global AI Summit boldly explores all aspects of AI, including its impact on socioeconomic development and challenges the global community is facing. The Global AI Summit exposes conversations most relevant to how the current and future generation can benefit from AI that is inclusive, equitable and safe.

The Global AI Summit will take place over two days on 14th and 15th of September 2020 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Press Releases

SDAIA postpones Global AI Summit until september 2020

The Saudi Data & Artificial intelligence Authority (SDAIA) has postponed the Global AI Summit, which was scheduled to take place in the Kingdom in late March 2020, to take place on 14th and 15th of September 2020.

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

Saudi Arabia creates the future of art with Artathon competition that merges artistic creativity with artificial intelligence.

Artathon, an initiative of the Global AI Summit, aims to find the first Picasso of data science.

Riyadh, 22 December, 2019: Riyadh is set to host the ‘Artathon’, a competition which brings together artists and artificial intelligence experts, to create art using advanced artificial intelligence tools, techniques and methods.

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His Highness the Minister of Culture: AI Artathon confirms the leadership's interest in all cultural sectors.

His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud addresses closing ceremony of the AI Artathon, the world’s first AI Art Hackathon.

Riyadh, 25 January, 2020: Under the patronage of His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Culture, the closing ceremony of the AI Artathon took place this evening at the King Abdullah Financial Center in Riyadh, during which the winners of the first round of the competition were announced.

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World’s first ever AI Art hackathon opens in Riyadh.

AI experts and creative artists join competition to create new art using artificial intelligence.

Riyadh, 23 January, 2020: The world’s first AI Art hackathon – the AI Artathon - has opened today in Riyadh, with 300 experts in data science and AI, graphic designers and artists competing to create visual arts using artificial intelligence..

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