Sara, Saudi Arabia’s first robot, can talk in Arabic and its various dialects, perform famous dance moves and responds to queries.
According to the state news agency SPA, Sara has been greeting visitors to the Kingdom’s Digital Pavilion at the LEAP23 conference in Riyadh.
Sara has an AI-based in-built camera to detect individuals in front of the robot. When a visitor greets it by saying “Hello Sara,” it will initiate a talk.
Sara has a pre-trained model that detects various dialects from inside the country, analyses words, offers the right answer, and sends it as text.
The new Saudi robot is one of the highlights of this year’s LEAP, which takes place from Monday, February 6 to Thursday, February 9, at the Riyadh Front Expo Center. This is the second iteration of a significant technology conference, with officials from Snap, Aramco, and Zoom set to exhibit.
At the outset of the LEAP conference, Oracle, a cloud computing corporation, announced a $1.5 billion investment in Saudi Arabia.
DeepFest, a new co-located event held in partnership with the Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), debuted on the sidelines of LEAP23, the world’s most visionary tech event, enhancing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s game-changing status in the global data and artificial intelligence (AI) sectors.
Through widespread acceptance and ambitious demonstration projects, Saudi Arabia is positioning itself at the forefront of developing technology and will soon become a hub that connects three continents.
This goal is made explicit in LEAP. In combination with LEAP, the Kingdom will experience widespread acceptance of technology and a transition from oil as the primary strategic economic resource. Instead, it will establish itself as a regional center for based and cutting-edge technology.