Recently, I participated in the Global AI Summit, organized by the Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) and anchored in the year of Saudi Arabia’s presidency to the G20 as an imperative of its digital economy agenda. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently reinventing itself as a global pioneer in Industry 4.0, leveraging AI for a fully sustainable and digitally driven future. His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Stated in the Summit’s opening remarks “The year 2020, undoubtedly, has been an extraordinary year to test the potential of AI, as we witness the formation of a new global normal that is redefining our ways of life, working and learning…I hereby invite all dreamers, innovators, investors and thinkers to join us, here in the Kingdom, to achieve our ambitions together and to build a pioneering model; to unlock the value of data and AI in order to build knowledge-based economies and advance our present and future generations.” This article summarizes key takeaways from the Summit, and how the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is leading as a global player in AI.
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Mark Minevich is a President of Going Global Ventures Inc., Executive Chairman Digital Pioneers Network, Chair AI Policy - IRCAI under UNESCO. Mark is Digital Cognitive Strategist, Artificial Intelligence expert, Venture Capitalist, Innovation CTO, author & columnist with more than 25 years of experience advising both International Organizations, investors and private companies, business-venture, strategy, and global technology markets. Mark is also a Sr. Advisor to Boston Consulting Group, IPSoft/Amelia, Hitachi Group, Member World Economic Forum, FutureCouncil Member, B20 with the G20 Senior Fellow, US Council on Competitiveness.
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