Saudi Arabia’s futuristic mega city NEOM has launched an artificial intelligence challenge, which gathered over 400 students from 39 Saudi universities. Under the Global AI Summit, the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) organized the contest to discover sustainable & innovative solutions to ensure a hassle-free life in NEOM.
As part of Saudi Vision 2030’s goals, the Kingdom is working on raising awareness about AI and push Saudi youth to invest their time in new tech. SDAIA will host the competition at King Abdul Aziz International Conference in Riyadh on Sept. 16. So stay tuned!
Estimated to be 33 times the size of New York, NEOM has been designed to focus on various key industries including energy and water, biotechnology, food, advanced manufacturing, and even entertainment. Back in 2019, NEOM sent 15 Saudi students to the United States “to pursue their studies in several specializations including tourism, hospitality, archeology and heritage.”
The NEOM Community Scholarship Program aims to send 250 of the most talented male and female students from various local communities to the United States in the next five years. These 15 students were selected from 300 applicants from regions of NEOM, Duba, and Haql. The program is part of a series of initiatives launched within the framework of the NEOM Social Responsibility Program, designed to provide job opportunities to people from local communities.