Saudi Arabia’s NEOM AI Challenge Concluded

Saudi Arabia highlighted its students’ capabilities in the “NEOM AI Challenge”, by challenging them to provide innovative solutions for the city of NEOM in 3 main tracks: energy, entertainment, and mobility.

This challenge brought together more than 400 participants from 39 Saudi universities around the Kingdom.

“NEOM AI Challenge” was aiming to create solutions based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to face the future challenges in the city of “NEOM”.

It offered over SAR 500,000 prizes for the top 9 teams (top 3 in each track) who created innovative and sustainable solutions.

At the final stage, participants showcased their projects into a committee with representatives from the Ministry of Education, SDAIA, and NEOM.

The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) announced the winners of “NEOM Challenge” during the Global AI Summit event.

The winners from Energy track: SHAMS project from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Oil Leakage Detection using Al by Jeddah University students, and Renewable Energy Resources from University of Hail. The entertainment track winners are: AI sports project from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, NEO Journey from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and Remote Reality Robot project from King Abdulaziz University.

Also, in the transportation track the winners are: Barq An Autonomous Multi UAV Delivery Service System by Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Smart Fleet Management project by Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University students and Autonomous Transportation System from Islamic University of Madinah students.

The “NEOM Challenge” is one of the main tracks in the Global AI Summit, aims to empower the national youth capabilities, encourage innovation and creativity, and raise the awareness of AI locally.