Saudi Arabia’s first robot gets its first job at government entity

Saudi Arabia’s first robot employee. (SPA)
Updated 25 December 2018

Saudi Arabia’s first robot gets its first job at government entity

  • The robot attended its first meeting on Sunday morning at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation
  • The robot will contribute to serving customers through an electronic evaluation system

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s first robot employee started work at one of the Kingdom’s government entities and has been handed its job ID as well as his required functions, SPA reported. 

The robot attended its first meeting on Sunday morning at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), in the presence of the Kingdom’s Minister of Education Ahmed Al-Issa, and the governor of TVTC Ahmed Al Fahaid.

The robot will contribute to serving customers through an electronic evaluation system, and the delivery of messages to visitors to exhibitions and activities of the TVTC.

This will help Saudi citizens to benefit from cutting-edge technology, which will achieve the Kingdom’s “Vision 2030” reform plan, Al-Issa said.


‘Absolutely silly’: Saudi FM refutes Amazon’s Bezos phone hacking claims

Updated 22 January 2020

‘Absolutely silly’: Saudi FM refutes Amazon’s Bezos phone hacking claims

  • Foreign minister said claims were "absurd"
  • Prince Faisal's tweet called for an investigation into the claims

DUBAI: The Saudi Arabian embassy in the USA has denied claims the Kingdom was behind the hacking of Amazon.com founder, Jeff Bezos’ phone, describing the accusation as “absurd.”

And speaking at Davos the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said: “The idea that the Crown Prince would hack Jeff Bezos’ phone is absolutely silly.”

Reports on Wednesday suggested Bezos’ phone was hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message sent from the personal account of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Describing the claims as “absurd” the tweet also called for an investigation into the claims “so that we can have all the facts out.”