Saudi Gazette report
JEDDAH — World consulting powerhouse Accenture has not too long ago unveiled a case examine highlighting the outstanding strides made by the Saudi Knowledge & AI Authority (SDAIA) in Saudi Arabia.
The examine sheds gentle on SDAIA’s pivotal function in accelerating the adoption of revolutionary knowledge and AI options, positioning Saudi Arabia as a world chief in accountable AI.
For the reason that unveiling of Imaginative and prescient 2030 in 2016, the Saudi authorities has acknowledged digital transformation as a key enabler of its imaginative and prescient. Established in 2019, SDAIA has performed a vital function in constructing a world-class AI ecosystem, aligning authorities and personal sector entities towards a standard objective.
SDAIA’s journey has been marked by strategic collaborations, none extra impactful than its partnership with Accenture. Collectively, they’ve laid the groundwork for a data- and AI-driven financial system, implementing key methods, regulatory frameworks, and a nationwide digital infrastructure.
Recognizing the significance of expertise and capacity-building, SDAIA, in collaboration with main worldwide educational establishments, has initiated coaching applications and scholarships. Over 45,000 professionals have been educated to raise their knowledge and AI abilities, with plans to coach over 25,000 ladies within the subsequent 5 years.
In simply 5 years, SDAIA has remodeled Saudi Arabia right into a globally aggressive, data- and AI-driven financial system. The Nationwide Knowledge Financial institution, related to over 200 key authorities programs, has catalyzed the institution of Estishraf — an insights and analytics platform benefiting greater than 85 authorities entities in 2023 alone, leading to an estimated SR50 billion in worth.
Accenture CEO and Chairman, Julie Candy, praised SDAIA’s complete method, stating, “SDAIA’s outstanding progress units a fantastic instance for governments world wide.” The success story underscores the significance of daring imaginative and prescient, robust management, and collaborative ecosystems in driving nationwide transformation by way of knowledge and AI.