Saudi Arabia ranks first in Arab world, 22nd globally in Global AI Index

Saudi Arabia ranked first across the Arab world and 22nd globally in the Global Artificial Intelligence Index; showed Tortoise Intelligence Index report.

The Kingdom ranked second worldwide in the “Government Strategy” standard, and took 9th place globally; in the “Operating environment” standard, according to the report.

The Global AI Index is underpinned by 143 indicators split across seven sub-pillars: Talent, Infrastructure; Operating Environment, Research, Development, Government Strategy and Commercial.

In detail Saudi Arabia moved up seven places compared to last year; as it came in 29th across the world in 2019, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) additionally reported on Thursday.

The Kingdom’s remarkable progress in the global AI index; in one year also affirmed the leadership’s keenness and constant support for this pivotal sector at the national level; the President of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi said.

Al-Ghamdi markedly pointed out that Saudi Arabia secured a high rankin; as a result of the efforts to integrate government agencies and entities; that participated in the implementation of the National Transformation Program (NTP) initiatives in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision.