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Saudi AI Summer School Students at Oxford University Meet Kingdom’s Ambassador to UK

LONDON: Saudi students who are participating in an artificial intelligence-themed summer camp at the University of Oxford met the Kingdom’s ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar, at their country’s embassy in London.

During his speech at the reception, the prince said the participation of “distinguished students in such international camps contributes greatly to achieving the goals of Saudi Vision 2030,” the Kingdom’s national development and diversification plan, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

It also enhances the Kingdom’s efforts to develop national competencies and provide smart solutions for efforts to achieve sustainable development, he added.

The summer camp is organized by the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, in cooperation with the summer program of Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Hall College.

The eight-week program aims to help students improve their capabilities in artificial intelligence technologies, as part of the effort to equip the next generation of Saudis with knowledge and skills in line with the latest international standards and practices, so that they are able to compete with their counterparts worldwide.

The student delegation was accompanied by Abdulrahim Alghamdi and Somayah Al-Gashgari, respectively the director and director of operations at the KAUST Academy; and Mohammed Al-Zahrani, director general of the SDAIA Academy.

Source: Arab News