King Salman issued a decree on Friday, to establish the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and an organization called the National Data Management Office. This will be linked to the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority.
According to the minister of communications and information technology Abdullah Al-Sawaha, the royal decree is to establish an artificial intelligence (AI) center which will enhance the drive toward innovation and digital transformation in Saudi Arabia.
The establishment of the center comes in line with the objectives of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 program. It will help develop performance efficiency through the applications of AI and big data. It is a clear indication of the Kingdom's determination to develop its digital capabilities and build a future based on AI and innovation.
The king also issued a number of other decrees including the creation of the new Ministry for Industry and Mineral Resources.