Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to grant citizenship to a Robot

Saudi Arabia, in a historic move, has become the first country to offer citizenship to a humanoid robot. The robot, who’s been named Sophia, was developed by Hanson Robotics, a Hong Kong-based company. The move is an attempt to promote Saudi Arabia as a place to develop artificial intelligence – while also promoting the “Vision […]

Saudi Arabia unveils plans to build a $500 billion mega-city

With crude oil prices facing a steady decline, Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter needs a new to boost its economy. The new project, codenamed Neom, will operate independently from the current governmental framework with investors being consulted every step of the way.[embedded content] On Tuesday, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman announced the project […]

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has taken its beef with Qatar to a whole new level by forcing Snapchat to block Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera from its app in the country. This is not the first time that a company has surrendered to a country’s demand and also not the first time for a country to force and […]

Saudi Arabia to finally unblock WhatsApp, Skype & Viber

The Saudi Arabian government is finally unblocking WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber. Arab News has reported that voice and video calling apps like Skype, Viber and WhatsApp will be unblocked in Saudi Arabia from next week. Back in 2013, Viber was the first Internet-based calling app to get axed by the Saudi government for failing to […]