Unleashing the power

OF DATA AND AI

Empowering a new generation

OF THINKERS

Bringing together

LEADERS

Bringing together

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Bringing together

RESEARCHERS

Focusing on

INVESTING

Focusing on

CREATING

Unprecedented collaboration

AND UNLIMITED TECHNOLOGY

Shaping

THE FUTURE OF AI TOGETHER

riyadh

Virtual summit

21-22 October

2020
Riyadh: 14:00 - 18:00
NYC: 07:00 - 11:00
LONDON: 12:00 - 16:00
PARIS: 13:00 - 17:00
BEIJING: 19:00 - 23:00
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About the Global AI Summit

AI for the Good of Humanity

The Global AI Summit, organized by the Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) and G20 Saudi Secretariat as part of The International Conferences Program, honoring the G20 Saudi presidency year 2020, held in its inaugural edition virtually on 21 and 22 October 2020, 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 startups to shape the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Global AI Summit will be a unique global opportunity to explore what the new global era means to AI, how AI's transformational potential can be best used to create a better future for all, and what this means for policy and decision makers interested in leveraging the potential, for the good of humanity.

Program

* Program is subject to change

Speakers

Press Releases

“NEOM Challenge” Showcasing the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Saudi Arabia highlighted its students’ capabilities in the “NEOM AI Challenge”, by challenging them to provide innovative solutions for the city of NEOM in 3 main tracks: energy, entertainment, and mobility. This challenge brought together more than 400 participants from 39 Saudi universities around the Kingdom.

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WINNERS OF AI ARTATHON INTERNATIONAL AI ART COMPETITION UNVEILED

AI Artathon winners illustrate the potential of human creativity empowered by advanced artificial intelligence

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SDAIA and International Telecommunication Union sign MoU to Develop International Artificial Intelligence Framework

Riyadh, October 2020: The Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to support global cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence. The MoU will also see the development of an internationally-recognized system for countries to mobilize resources, providing assistance for official agencies that want to adopt AI technologies, and accreditation to meet economic requirements.

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NATIONAL CENTER FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND HUAWEI ANNOUNCE MOU TO DEVELOP SAUDI ARABIA’S AI CAPABILITIE

NCAI and Huawei will partner on knowledge sharing, upskilling and technology development to build Saudi Arabia’s AI expertise

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SAUDI DATA AND AI AUTHORITY AND ALIBABA CLOUD ANNOUNCE MOU FOR Driving KSA Smart Cities Innovation through Artificial Intelligence

SDAIA and Alibaba Cloud will partner on transforming Saudi Arabia’s cities with AI and intelligence-driven smart city technology

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Signing Three Strategic Agreements between SDAIA and Leading International Companies in the Forefront of the Global AI Summit’s 2nd Day Agenda

Riyadh, October 22, 2020: Organized by the Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) and held under the royal patronage of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, the second day of the landmark Global AI Summit opened with signing three strategic agreements with IBM, Alibaba and Huawei.

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The meeting took place during the Global AI Summit The Kingdom hosts consultative meeting to discuss a proposed UN advisory body for artificial intelligence

Riyadh, October 22, 2020: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently hosted a consultative roundtable to discuss the establishment of a UN-proposed advisory body tasked to lead all artificial intelligence efforts.

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The First Day of the Global AI Summit 2020 Concludes with the Launch of a National Strategy for Data and AI, and the Hosting of Themed Workshops

On the first day of the summit, more than 25 experts and decision-makers discussed the current reality and future of artificial intelligence around the world.

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Keen to harness benefits of artificial intelligence for all Saudi Arabia establishes new partnership with World Bank Group

Riyadh, October 2020: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), launched a new partnership with the World Bank as part of the country’s joint efforts with the international financial institution to strengthen local economies in developing countries, enabling them to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence technologies and catalyze economic growth while managing the risks associated with the use of AI. The partnership was announced on the first day of the Global AI Summit, which is being held virtually under the theme "AI for the Good of Humanity" from 21-22 October.

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SAUDI ARABIA SETS OUT STRATEGY TO BECOME A WORLD LEADER IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BY 2030

National Strategy for Data & AI (NSDAI) to position Saudi Arabia as a global leader in AI by 2030 Multi-phase strategy will be led by Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) Strategy aims to attract $20bn in FDI and local investment over ten years

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His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Inaugurates the Global AI Summit

Riyadh, October 21, 2020: Convened by the Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) and held under the patronage of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, the first day of the Global AI Summit commenced with a speech from His Royal Highness the Crown Prince delivered by His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, President of SDAIA. HE Dr. Al-Ghamdi, speaking on the Crown prince’s behalf, emphasized that the goal of the Global AI Summit was to foster artificial intelligence, mobilize its capabilities and utilize its potential for the good of humanity.

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Held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince GLOBAL AI SUMMIT COMMENCED TODAY

Riyadh, October 2020: The Global AI Summit, held under the theme ‘AI for the Good of Humanity’, commenced today under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. The summit continues until tomorrow October 22.

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The Saudi Data & AI Authority announces the dates of the Global AI Summit

The Saudi Data & Artificial intelligence Authority (SDAIA) announces that the Global AI Summit will take place virtually on 21-22 October 2020.

This announcement comes in line with the global efforts and the precautionary measures that are being taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to protect participants and attendees from Covid-19.

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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Media Gallery

NEOM Challenge: You can watch the recap now

Learn more about SDAIA and IBM Partnership

Learn more about the SDAIA and Huawei partnership

Learn more about the SDAIA and Alibaba partnership

A glance at the main parts of day 2

H.E. Dr. Esam Alwagait talks about World Bank Announcement

The National Strategy for Data and AI

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Alghamdi announcing the National Strategy for Data and AI

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Meet The Summit Speakers

Meet The Summit Speakers

AI for the Good of Humanity

Announcement of the Global AI Summit

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Sharaf Alghamdi

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