His Excellency the Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Mr. Bandar bin Ibrahim Al-Khorayef, and His Excellency the President of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, launched the Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing & Mining, which aims to adopt artificial intelligence and processing technologies. Sector challenges and supporting the achievement of strategic goals to contribute to making the Kingdom a leading industrial power and a global logistics center through data and artificial intelligence.
This came during the activities of the first Global Smart Cities Forum in the Kingdom, which will be held at the Arena Center headquarters in Riyadh during the period from February 12 to 13, 2024, with the participation of more than 100 speakers from more than 40 countries in the world under the slogan “A Better Life.”
The center targets the industry and mining system and experts in the field with the aim of supporting the adoption of artificial intelligence technologies in the industrial system, and building national capabilities and competencies specialized in data and artificial intelligence in the industrial sector. The center is the result of the memorandum of understanding that was signed between the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources and SEDIA in 2022 AD; With the aim of supporting the efforts made to include the Kingdom in international indicators for data and artificial intelligence and raising its classification, and exchanging experiences in this regard.
It is noteworthy that the launch of the center comes within the framework of close cooperation and integration between government agencies and bodies to achieve common goals that are in harmony with Saudi Vision 2030, and as part of Sdaya’s efforts to provide the latest technical services related to artificial intelligence and digital solutions to government agencies. As the national reference for data and artificial intelligence in everything related to regulation, development and dealing in the Kingdom.
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