LEAP24 to give attention to way forward for expertise and AI in Riyadh subsequent month

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is internet hosting the third version of LEAP — the Kingdom’s premier tech-focused convention and exhibition — below the theme “New Worlds,” on the Riyadh Exhibition and Conference Middle, the Saudi Press Company reported.

The occasion, which takes place from March 4-7, is being organized by the Ministry of Communications and Info Expertise, the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, and Tahaluf.

The version subsequent month will function greater than 1,000 worldwide and native firms within the expertise sector. In extra of 1,000 skilled audio system from 180 nations will focus on the way forward for expertise, and synthetic intelligence, whereas showcasing the most recent improvements.

DeepFest is returning this 12 months in partnership with the Saudi Authority for Knowledge and Synthetic Intelligence, together with a variety of specialised platforms and theaters that provide coaching programs and innovation periods, with the participation of worldwide startups and main tech firms concerned in AI.

LEAP24 focuses on expertise, AI, sustainability, gaming, house, cybersecurity, and digital twins, with the presence of distinguished audio system and specialists, together with from the UN, and the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI, and CEOs and officers from Byju’s, Bolt, Nokia, Ericsson, IBM, The Lego Group, Schneider Electrical, the New York Academy of Sciences, and eBay.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Info Expertise Abdullah Al-Swaha stated that the occasion will assist strengthen Saudi Arabia’s place as a hub for innovation and expertise and appeal to funding to the area.

He added that the assist of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for expertise had contributed to the Kingdom’s management within the development of the digital financial system within the area.

He added that the entire enterprise capital investments in 2023 positioned the Kingdom as the most important nation within the area to acquire investments exceeding a threshold of $1.3 billion, accounting for greater than half of the investments achieved within the MENA (Center East and North Africa) area.

The Kingdom is now the most important hub for digital expertise and capabilities, boasting greater than 354,000 younger women and men, and has a qualitative development in ladies’s empowerment within the sector that has now reached 35 p.c, exceeding the common of the EU, the G20 and Silicon Valley.

Faisal Al-Khamisi, the chairman of the SAFCSP, stated: “Our objective is to current a exceptional version this 12 months, significantly since we concluded final 12 months’s LEAP version with investments and launches that exceeded $9 billion. With a presence of over 172,000 guests, LEAP confirms itself as the most important of its sort on this planet.”

Tahaluf’s CEO Michael Champion stated: “With a laser give attention to AI, its myriad purposes, and transformative developments, LEAP 2024 is a continuation that can catapult the worldwide tech trade into an elevated realm.”

LEAP represents an influential platform for traders, startups, specialists, and fanatics. The convention attracts expertise firms and encourages investments, serving as an vital axis within the digital transformation course of each domestically and globally.

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