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  • Ahmed Saleh

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella underscores AI's role in Saudi economic development

Riyadh, November 01, 2023, In a speech at the "Artificial Intelligence, A New Era" event in Riyadh, Microsoft CEO and Chairman Satya Nadella emphasized the pivotal role of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in driving economic development in Saudi Arabia. During the event, Nadella engaged with influential local business leaders, government officials, and prominent technical developers, underlining AI's potential to create new opportunities for advancing the Kingdom's digital economy and enhancing citizens' quality of life, aligning with the objectives of Vision 2030.

Nadella expressed his belief that the next generation of AI will revolutionize individual productivity and stimulate innovation in global and local institutions and industries, including those in Saudi Arabia. He commended the efforts of Saudi institutions, both in the government and the private sector, for harnessing these technologies to encourage innovation and foster economic development.

The event also featured a discussion between Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Microsoft's CEO, focusing on strategies for leveraging the latest AI innovations. The aim of this conversation was to expedite the Kingdom's vision of transforming into a digital society, encompassing a digital government, a thriving digital economy, and a forward-looking future that benefits everyone.

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