Al-Ahsa squares design contest attracts 60 entries

The competition aims to promote community partnership to further improve and beautify the urban landscape. (SPA)
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Updated 16 October 2020

Al-Ahsa squares design contest attracts 60 entries

AL-AHSA: Al-Ahsa’s secretariat received 60 community ideas from individuals, engineering institutions and offices and a number of academic sectors to take part in the recently launched squares design competition.
“Through this competition, the municipality seeks to encourage innovators and motivate interested professionals to participate in the development of the region by implementing their ideas, giving special attention to aesthetic elements thus contributing to the prosperity of the service sector,” said Al-Ahsa mayor, Fouad Al-Malham.
He said that the competition aimed to promote community partnership to further improve and beautify the urban landscape.


Inaugural Global AI Summit opens virtually

Updated 21 October 2020

Inaugural Global AI Summit opens virtually

  • World’s leading CEOs, innovators and policymakers to attend virtual event

DUBAI: The inaugural Global AI Summit, which bills itself as the premier platform for dialogue on artificial intelligence, opens virtually on Wednesday and brings together stakeholders from the world of academia, government and the private sector during the two-day event.

The Global AI Summit, organized by the Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) and G20 Saudi Secretariat honoring Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the international forum, will explore artificial intelligence’s role in the new global era and how its transformational potential can be deployed “to create a better future for all.”

The two-day virtual event will particularly tackle what artificial intelligence “means for policy and decision makers interested in leveraging the potential, for the good of humanity.”

Among the world’s leading CEOs, innovators and policymakers who will be at the event are: Abdullah Al-Swaha, Saudi Arabia’s minister of communications and information technology; Omar Sultan Al-Olama, the UAE minister of state for artificial intelligence; Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of SoftBank Group Corp; and Houlin Zhao, the secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union.