Saudi partners with Philips as part of country’s mission to become leader in AI healthcare

The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) has partnered with Royal Philips to further support the Kingdom’s “goal of becoming a leader in driving artificial intelligence [AI] in healthcare,” it was announced.

This latest agreement will reportedly comprise Philips combining “AI with in-depth knowledge of clinical and operational context to develop integrated solutions that improve the performance and productivity of healthcare systems.” It aims to make top health technology available to Saudi Arabia’s data scientists and healthcare professionals in order to assist them with bringing more advanced healthcare to citizens, the SDAIA said in a statement.

“Saudi Arabia is witnessing a thorough developmental renaissance under the umbrella of Vision 2030 in all sectors, and at the forefront comes the technology-related fields,” said president of the SDAIA, Abdullah bin Sharaf Alghamdi. “We, at SDAIA, through the National Strategy for Data & AI [NSDAI], seek to fully utilise the potential of data and AI and support their applications in all relevant sectors. 

“This agreement is part of our efforts to promote advanced technologies in the health field, support expertise exchange, and develop national capabilities, which will enhance the quality of health services, create new job opportunities, and elevate our national economy to become a data and AI-driven economy.”

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