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Artificial Intelligence in The Middle East & Africa, 2019 | EY

Artificial Intelligence | Africa

Artificial intelligence is fueling digital transformation across the Middle East & Africa today. It has the power to amplify human ingenuity and extend our capabilities, empowering us to achieve more. Artificial Intelligence is already improving our lives today and promises to change. Artificial intelligence is already changing society and empowering people in new many ways by enabling breakthrough advances in many industries.

The Key Findings of The “Artificial Intelligence in the Middle East and Africa, 2019” Report:

  • 80% of surveyed companies in the middle east & Africa reported that AI is considered as an important topic on the executive management level.
  • 89% of the surveyed companies in the middle east & Africa mentioned that optimizing operations is the top artificial intelligence benefit.
  • 71% of companies are using artificial intelligence as a prediction function.
  • 61% of surveyed companies in the middle east & Africa said that machine learning is the most useful technology of artificial intelligence deployment.
  • 43% of companies in the middle east & Africa reported that regulatory requirements are ranked as the most business risk regard artificial intelligence deployment.
The Most Useful Technologies in companies deployment of AI, 2019

A Figure Shows The Most Useful Technologies of Artificial Intelligence Deployment, 2019.

The Content of The”Artificial Intelligence in the Middle East and Africa, 2019” Report:

  • Preface.
    • Foreword.
    • Executive Summary – At a Glance.
  • Setting the Scene.
    • About this Report.
    • Rich Data.
    • Executive Perspective.
    • Participating Companies.
    • Bits & Bytes.
    • Follow the Money.
    • Case Study.
    • Experts.
  • Role of AI in the Middle East and African Business.
    • A Strategic Agenda.
    • Among Friends.
    • Push or Pull.
    • Ready, Set.
    • AI Maturity Curve.
    • State Your Business.
    • Case Study.
  • Business Benefits and Risks.
    • Another World.
    • AI Here, There, Everywhere.
    • Case Study.
    • Use it or Lose it.
    • Making AI simple.
    • Case Study.
    • Sector Benefits Landscape.
    • Risky Business.
  • Learn from the Leaders.
    • Capabilities.
    • AI Competency Model.
    • Advanced Analytics.
    • Data Management.
    • AI Leadership.
    • Open Culture.
    • Emerging Technology.
    • Agile Development.
    • External Alliances.
    • Emotional Intelligence.
    • Case Study.
  • What’s next for you?.
    • How to Get Started.
    • Who to Contact from Microsoft.
    • Contributors from EY.

Number of Pages:

  • 41.


  • Free.


Data were driven by Microsoft & EY from 112 online surveyed people with a leading role in managing the AI agenda in all the companies that have contributed to the study, producing an aggregate dataset that enables a perspective for each market and each sector, as well as comparative insights for the respective company types, sectors, and countries in the Middle East and Africa. This report is commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by EY.


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