Saudi Arabia Partners with World Bank to Ensure No Nation Is Left Behind on AI
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the World Bank have announced a
long-term partnership to accelerate the use of Artificial Intelligence
(AI) in developing nations in support of economic and development goals.
Director of the National Information Center (NIC) Esam bin Abdullah
Alwagait said: "Through this partnership with the World Bank, Saudi
Arabia aims to help all countries of the world to unlock the value of
artificial intelligence and to share the benefits of data-driven
decision-making to support economic and social growth. Data and AI are
at the heart of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, and through the development
of our own AI agenda and policies, we have developed skills and
resources that we want to share to ensure that all nations are equally
prepared to harness the value of AI."
World Bank Vice President of Infrastructure Makhtar Diop also
highlighted that "This initiative aims to help governments harness AI
technologies while adopting the appropriate safeguards for ensuring
privacy and protection as well as inclusivity and unbiased algorithms."