Arab News, Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 | Rabi Al Thani 28, 1442
KSA signs AI agreement with Dell Technologies
Saudi Arabia: The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence
Authority (SDAIA) signed an agreement with the American multinational computer
company Dell Technologies, combining the two organizations’ expertise in
emerging technologies to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in
As Saudi Arabia aims to diversify its economy away from oil under Saudi Vision
2030, it is stepping up efforts to drive innovation and the use of AI. As part
of this agreement, SDAIA will be provided with consulting services that will
help them leverage solutions within AI, cloud, data analytics and enterprise
storage, as part of the Kingdom’s digital transformation.
“This strategic collaboration will also witness an exchange of industry best
practices and expertise needed to develop integrated projects that will serve
the needs of public sector entities’ technology across Saudi Arabia,” SDAIA and
Dell said in a joint statement.
The agreement was signed last week during GITEX Technology Week 2020 in Dubai
between Dr. Esam Al-Wagait, director of Saudi Arabia’s National Information
Center (NIC), and Mohammed Amin, senior vice president of Dell’s Middle East
Saudi Arabia has undertaken a series of initiatives to support its ongoing
socio-economic transformation and modernization strategy. The National Strategy
for Data and Artificial Intelligence (NSDAI) said recently that it is looking to
attract some $20 billion in foreign and local investments by 2030.