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Emirates News Agency – AI Algorithms Helping Crowd Management in Holy Land

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RIYADH, Sept 15, 2022 (WAM) — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the development of an algorithm to upgrade services for pilgrims and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques, state news agency (SPA) said. reported.

In a panel discussion at the ongoing Global AI Summit, the Saudi Ministry of Interior, represented by the Special Forces for Hajj and Umrah Security and the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Department, said that the vast numbers of the kingdom’s exemplary citizens as citizens We discussed crowd control. Residents and visitors flock to the Two Holy Mosques every year.

Lieutenant General Muhammad Al-Bassami, head of the Ministry of Interior’s Public Security Department, said the Kingdom is working to increase its capacity to receive visitors and pilgrims in line with Vision 2030, pilgrims.

He said such a large-scale effort requires countless man-hours and a large number of people working around the clock to provide the best possible service. This has allowed the Kingdom to gain enormous expertise over decades.

Al-Bassami explained how AI ensures the quality of these services. The recently introduced AI technology at the Two Holy Mosques has greatly helped keep the crowds coming and going thanks to faster decision-making. At the same time, it ensures that there are always the correct number of people everywhere around the Holy Mosque.

“These technologies allow us to deal with crowd-related contingencies quickly and with little disruption,” he noted.

3-day global AI summit in Saudi Arabia on the theme of “Artificial Intelligence for the Good of Mankind” brings over 10,000 people and 200 speakers from 90 countries representing policy makers and AI experts was started on Wednesday by


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