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SparkLabs Launches Startup Accelerator AIM-X in KSA

AIM-X is set to commence operations on September 17th, 2024.

By Inc.Arabia Staff
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SparkLabs Group, a global early-stage venture capital firm, has launched AIM-X, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup accelerator under Saudi Arabia's Artificial Intelligence Mission (AI.M) initiative. AIM-X is launched in partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology's National Technology Development Program (NTDP), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and the Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA).[1]

AI.M is backed by initial funding worth $266 million. Its goals include developing Saudi-specific AI models, nurturing AI talent, and fostering AI-native solutions for industry and government.

AIM-X, set to commence operations on September 17th, 2024, is now inviting applications from early-stage AI startups, offering a $200,000 investment in exchange for up to 6% equity.

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In terms of the future, tech leaders stress how important AI and machine learning are for meeting short-term goals. 5G technologies and edge computing are also becoming important. Even though AI is improving quickly, there are still worries about its ethical use and the openness of decision-making, which means that strong policies and procedures are needed.

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