Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2021, Pages 140 - 142

The Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) Vision: Leading the Kingdom’s Journey toward Global Leadership

Authors
Ziad A. Memish1, 2, *, ORCID, Majid M. Altuwaijri3, Abdulgader H. Almoeen3, Sarah M. Enani3
1Research and Innovative Centre, King Saud Medical City, Ministry of Health & Faculty of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
3National Center for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI), Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding author. Email: zmemish@yahoo.com
Corresponding Author
Ziad A. Memish
Received 4 April 2021, Accepted 5 April 2021, Available Online 8 April 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.210405.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Artificial intelligence; Saudi Arabia; global
Abstract

The emerging field of data and artificial intelligence (AI) and its noticeable expansion has motivated nations to transition from traditional economic models to learning economies using these technologies. In April 2016, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud introduced Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 that identifies the long-term goals and expectations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) was established in August 2019 by a Royal Decree to facilitate the transition and help achieve Vision 2030’s goals and reach KSA’s fullest potentials. SDAIA’s core mandate is to support and drive the data and AI agenda within the Kingdom, and its vision is to position KSA as a global leader in the elite league of data-driven economies. To properly fulfill its mandate, SDAIA announced in October 2020 the National Strategy for Data and AI (NSDAI) with an ambitious vision put in place “Where the best of Data and AI is made reality”.

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Journal
Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
Volume-Issue
11 - 2
Pages
140 - 142
Publication Date
2021/04/08
ISSN (Online)
2210-6014
ISSN (Print)
2210-6006
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.210405.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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