RIYADH: “Your Eyes,” an initiative created by students from the University of Jeddah, was awarded the top prize for best project during the third session of the Graduate Support Initiative in Riyadh, organized by the Saudi Data Community.
It uses artificial intelligence technology to help visually impaired people navigate their environment and get around.
Second prize at the recent event went to “Saqr,” which means falcon, a project at King Abdulaziz University that aims to more efficiently predict traffic accidents, and third spot to “SafeBag,” a Taibah University project that uses smart technology to safeguard travelers’ luggage.
The winners were chosen after representatives of each project presented their work to a specialist panel of judges.
“The Graduate Support Initiative comes as an embodiment of Vision 2030 in achieving the interests of the Kingdom and the citizens, and to provide the opportunity for students to integrate all that they have learned during their years of study,” said Abdulqader Al-Masabi, founder of the SDC.
It aims to help them develop their creativity and ideas for new solutions that cater to the needs of society and the labor market, he added, using the latest technology.
“We launched this initiative to highlight the efforts and competence of graduate students and share their experience and projects that employ data science and artificial intelligence in digital products and solutions, and present them to the community and to supporting agencies,” said Al-Masabi.
The SDC was established in 2016 to empower beginners and established professionals in the field of data, and raise awareness of the critical role data plays in the prosperity of the digital economy, and in the achievement of the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.