Google and the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming have signed an agreement to set up five Google Innovation Hubs in the Kingdom to develop local talent.
The Google Innovation Hubs will be launched in different parts of Saudi Arabia, to promote and develop the capabilities of tens of thousands of participants each year in the field of advanced software, in the production of prototypes, mobile applications and artificial intelligence.
A release by the Saudi Press Agency said: “The first of these centers, which will be set up at the headquarters of the federation in Riyadh, will be the largest of its kind in the world. It will have the capacity to accommodate 40,000 trainees in a year.”
The hubs will provide education, technical materials, advanced technology curricula, a state of the art training laboratory, and lectures and workshops by specialists, practitioners and entrepreneurs.