The world’s largest professional services organization Deloitte launched the Deloitte Middle East AI Institute during the Experience Analytics event held on May 18 at The Arena in Riyadh. The institute is the first-of-its-kind in the region and will serve as a catalyst for advancing AI innovation and driving transformative change.
“At Deloitte, we recognize the immense potential of artificial intelligence in transforming businesses and industries. Bringing the Deloitte AI Institute to the Middle East is testament to our commitment to the region, harnessing the power of AI to drive insights, value, productivity and efficiency,” said Costi Perricos, global AI and data leader, Deloitte.
With a focus on tailoring solutions to meet the unique needs of the Saudi Arabian and Middle East markets, the Deloitte AI Institute will leverage the latest emerging technology solutions, including generative AI and machine learning. The institute explores creative ways to enhance productivity and accelerate the pace of business innovation, empowering organizations to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.
Moreover, the AI Institute is committed to nurturing talent and creating opportunities for Saudi youth interested in pursuing careers in the field of AI. Collaborations with major universities in the Kingdom are planned to provide a platform for aspiring students to gain knowledge, skills and practical experience in the AI domain.
“The Deloitte AI Institute is a significant milestone in our journey to drive the progress of businesses and public sector organizations in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East through emerging technology applications,” said Yousef Barkawie, AI and data leader, Deloitte Middle East. “We understand that the needs of the market are unique, and the AI Institute will be instrumental to deliver thought leadership and applied solutions that address these specific requirements. It will play a crucial role in advancing AI capabilities and fostering a culture of innovation in the region, and elevate the stature of the Middle East as an innovation hub.”