SDAIA, KAUST sign MoU to develop AI research and innovation in Saudi Arabia

SourceSaudi Gazette
CountrySaudi Arabia

Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have signed a memorandum of understanding to unite efforts to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and modern technologies in the Kingdom. The MoU was signed by the CEO of the National Center for Artificial Intelligence, the innovative arm of SDAIA, Dr. Majid Al-Tuwaijri, and by KAUST President, Professor Tony Chan, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

The MoU supports science and technology research and improves its quality by launching a joint center for research and innovation in AI. The center will focus on many sectors, most notably health, energy, environment, water, agriculture, bioinformatics, and natural language processing. The two sides also seek to jointly achieve national goals, tackling both local and international challenges in data science and AI. Under the MoU, SDAIA and KAUST intend to work on joint development of academic programs and vocational training more...