Artelligence to discuss AI’s growth in Mideast

Last updated on September 12, 2021 at 11.59 pm

The fourth edition of Artelligence – The Artificial Intelligence Forum — is all set to open its doors on September 13 in a hybrid format under the patronage of the National Programme for Artificial Intelligence.

Organised by Khaleej Times, this year’s edition of the event will highlight how Artificial Intelligence and its applications are fast being considered and implemented across organisations in the Middle East. This year’s hybrid edition brings together several experts and officials, who will deliver their keynotes, as well as case studies, workshops, and roundtables.

The event will be kicked off by a special keynote from Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, UAE, who highlighted the importance of the emerging technology in the UAE. “We need to work collectively to ensure that AI impacts us positively. As a Government entity, we need to ensure that Aritifical Intelligence leads to a better future rather than being reactive to a negative one.”

Experts at the event said that AI has “massive potential” and is estimated to contribute $15.7 trillion to the economy in 2030.

Rohma Sadaqat I am a reporter and sub-editor on the Business desk at Khaleej Times. I mainly cover and write articles on the UAE's retail, hospitality, travel, and tourism sectors.Originally from Lahore, I have been living in the UAE for more than 20 years. I graduated with a BA in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Journalism, and a double minor in History and International Studies from the American University of Sharjah.If you see me out and about on assignment in Dubai, feel free to stop me, say hello, and we can chat about the latest kitten videos on YouTube.