SADAIA & Nvidia Collaborate to Build High Performance Supercomputer Platform in Saudi Arabia 

Dr. Abdullah Alghamdi, President of the SDAIA, held discussions with CEO, of Nvidia in Riyadh regarding joint cooperation.

Dr. Abdullah Alghamdi, President of the Saudi Data & AI (Artificial Intelligence) Authority (SDAIA), held discussions with Jensen Huang, CEO, and founder of Nvidia in Riyadh yesterday regarding joint cooperation between SADAIA and Nvidia, primarily focusing on technical projects between both parties.

The meeting also reviewed the latest developments in data and artificial intelligence worldwide, as well as Nvidia’s participation in the Global Smart Cities Forum organized by SADAIA. The forum was launched on Monday, February 12, 2024, at the Riyadh Arena under the slogan “A Better Life,” with over 80 speakers representing 40 countries.

This meeting builds upon the collaboration between SADAIA and Nvidia, particularly the launch of a multi-year program plan to install a supercomputer platform in Saudi Arabia. This platform aims to create AI-supported apps in language technology and computer vision, contributing to the adoption of AI in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

The platform is based on a unique modular design scalable through Nvidia technologies to meet AI computing needs for the joint cooperation

Furthermore, SADAIA and Nvidia will collaborate in providing consulting and specialized training programs and courses, offering professional certificates to AI engineers, data scientists, and researchers in Saudi Arabia. These programs will cover various fields, including cloud computing, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and large language models (LLMs).

As the national reference for data and artificial intelligence, SADAIA seeks to strengthen the Kingdom’s position among the world’s leading countries in knowledge economies, particularly in data and artificial intelligence.

Nvidia’s Participation in the Global Smart Cities Forum

Nvidia will participate in the inaugural Global Smart Cities Forum in KSA, organized by SADAIA in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs. The forum aims to encourage entrepreneurs worldwide to invest in building smart solutions that support innovation and the economic prosperity of cities.

The forum will feature sessions and workshops with elite mentors, international experts in smart city construction, investors, innovators, economic policymakers, international organizations, and non-profit institutions.

Interactive sessions at the forum will discuss the future of smart cities, challenges in infrastructure, innovative solutions to address urban population growth, and best practices in building smart cities. These discussions align with Vision 2030 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, aiming to apply global experiences and technical developments to the Kingdom.

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