Mapping AI Ecosystems in the MENA

NEW SCHEDULE! (9-13 GMT+2) The MENA AI landscape appears to be vibrant, with many entities catalyzing smart technologies for digital transformation. Yet scarce amount of sources exist on what constitutes the AI MENA landscape. There have been efforts to bring together the pan-Arab AI community in conferences such as the Arab AI Summit hosted in Jordan in 2019, the Arab IOT and AI Challenge in Egypt. But details about key players and entities, policies and research, that revolve around AI are sparsely documented. In order to fully exploit the potential of existing capacities and understand gaps in practices, it is essential to map this ecosystem. We aim in this discussion to present research whereby we conducted an initial mapping of AI entities in the MENA. This is a project sprint from the "AI IRL Hackathon - Building Trustworthy AI". Registration and more information here:

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Type Contribute-a-thons and Hack-a-thons
Language English