MIDDLE EAST ARTIFICIAL INTEllGENCE FORESIGHT 2024

About the Survey

The Middle East Artificial Intelligence (AI) Foresight Survey is a critical research initiative aimed at capturing the breadth and depth of AI integration and its future potential across the region. It brings together insights from a diverse group of stakeholders to assess how AI technologies are currently being utilized, the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and the strategic priorities for enhancing AI’s role in the region’s development. The survey focuses on examining AI’s penetration in key sectors, identifying barriers to its adoption, and highlighting opportunities for leveraging AI to drive innovation, economic growth, and societal improvement.

A significant aspect of the survey is its effort to navigate the complexities surrounding AI, including ethical considerations, data privacy, and the skills gap, while also highlighting the strategic areas where AI can have a transformative impact. By providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of AI and forecasting its future trajectory, the survey aims to inform policy-making, foster regional collaboration, and guide investment in AI technologies. Ultimately, this initiative seeks to position the Middle East as a leader in digital transformation and technological advancement, ensuring that AI acts as a catalyst for positive change and prosperity in the region.

About the Survey

The Middle East Artificial Intelligence (AI) Foresight Survey is a critical research initiative aimed at capturing the breadth and depth of AI integration and its future potential across the region. It brings together insights from a diverse group of stakeholders to assess how AI technologies are currently being utilized, the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and the strategic priorities for enhancing AI’s role in the region’s development. The survey focuses on examining AI’s penetration in key sectors, identifying barriers to its adoption, and highlighting opportunities for leveraging AI to drive innovation, economic growth, and societal improvement.

A significant aspect of the survey is its effort to navigate the complexities surrounding AI, including ethical considerations, data privacy, and the skills gap, while also highlighting the strategic areas where AI can have a transformative impact. By providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of AI and forecasting its future trajectory, the survey aims to inform policy-making, foster regional collaboration, and guide investment in AI technologies. Ultimately, this initiative seeks to position the Middle East as a leader in digital transformation and technological advancement, ensuring that AI acts as a catalyst for positive change and prosperity in the region.

Objective

The primary objective of the Middle East AI Foresight Survey is to provide a detailed and nuanced understanding of artificial intelligence’s role and potential in shaping the future of the region. It seeks to:

What to Expect

Readers of the Middle East AI Foresight Survey can expect:

  • An in-depth analysis of AI’s current applications and its transformative impact across the Middle East.
  • Forward-looking insights into how AI technologies are expected to evolve and shape the region’s future.
  • Identification of growth opportunities and challenges in adopting AI, with strategic recommendations for stakeholders.
  • Contributions from a broad range of experts offering diverse perspectives on AI’s ethical, economic, and social implications.
  • Data-driven forecasts that highlight potential areas for innovation and investment in the AI sector.
  • Recommendations for policy and strategy that align with the region’s goals for sustainable development and technological leadership.
  • A comprehensive report that serves as a benchmark for AI readiness and a roadmap for future AI initiatives in the Middle East.

This survey is a critical step toward understanding and leveraging AI to foster a future where technology drives growth, innovation, and prosperity across the Middle East.

Readers of the Middle East AI Foresight Survey can expect:

This survey is a critical step toward understanding and leveraging AI to foster a future where technology drives growth, innovation, and prosperity across the Middle East.

Leaders Spearheading the Survey

Jayakumar

Jayakumar Mohanachandran

Chief Research Officer (IamCaaS)

Dr.-Jassim-Haji

Dr. Jassim Haji

President (IGOAI)

Anushree

Anushree Dixit

Global Head - Content and Strategic Alliances (IamCaaS)

Strategic Partners

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