Saudi Arabia sets largest AI fund of $40 Billion

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The $40 billion fund by Saudi Arabia of the largest funds in the world currently set aside for the development of AI.

Saudi Arabia in its bid to become the new superpower in the artificial intelligence (AI) race has set aside a whopping $40 billion to invest in AI. It is one of the largest funds in the world currently set aside for the development of AI.

A New York Times report stated that representatives from the Public Investment Fund (PIF) are working with the top US financiers including the tech and investment guru Andreessen Horowitz. The report suggested that the push could take off as early as the second half of this year.

On the first day of Leap 2024, Saudi Arabia announced that it would be pumping in $1 billion into a regional AI startup accelerator. The announcement was made by Abdullah Alswaha, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology.

In a bid to redefine its economic landscape, Saudi Arabia is rapidly positioning itself as a global hub for artificial intelligence (AI) and sustainable innovation. Bolstered by ambitious investment initiatives and strategic partnerships, the kingdom is charting a course towards technological leadership, shedding its reliance on traditional industries and embracing a future driven by newer technologies.

The kingdom’s efforts to harness AI and sustainable technologies extend beyond economic diversification, reflects a broader commitment to addressing global challenges such as climate change and social inclusion.

By embracing renewable energy solutions and fostering cross-sectoral collaboration, Saudi Arabia is charting a path towards a more equitable and sustainable future.

While the UAE has long been hailed as the Middle East’s tech hub, Saudi Arabia’s ambitious initiatives and strategic investments signal a tectonic shift in the region’s technological landscape, positioning the Kingdom as a formidable contender on the global stage.

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