According to its CEO, Nadhmi Al Nasr, The Line, the centerpiece development of Saudi Arabia's $500 billion mega-city project NEOM, will fully utilize artificial intelligence technology.
Al Nasr stated that the strategic work and planning phase of NEOM were successful, and operations are moving along smoothly while speaking at the Global AI Summit on September 13 in Riyadh.
It was also highlighted by Al Nasr, that it was difficult to translate the strategy into effective planning. But this has been successfully implemented towards the end of 2021. Nowadays during 2022, the project is in its “execution mission” stage. So, the project is progressing well with a solid plan and strategy in place, but also a strong leadership team with the necessary skills to carry out the project.
Having been nine months since construction began on NEOM, recent announcements surrounding The Line have been unveiled. Impressively, The Line has futuristic visions where artificial intelligence will be completely utilized. This innovative technology will help to monitor and assist all aspects of city life, benefiting the more than 10 million people that will live in NEOM.
The implementation of advanced artificial intelligence is however not surprising. The Line is an ambitious project, to begin with. The linear design of the city will not only be 170 km long, 200 meters wide, and 500 meters above sea level. But the city will also be built on only 34 square kilometers of land. This is key in minimizing the land area that the project's infrastructure consumes, meaning that the city's inhabitants will have access to all available facilities within a five-minute radius.
Equally, end-to-end travel across the city will only take 20 minutes via a high-speed rail system. So, the city will be car, road, and emission-free, and obtain its energy from 100% renewable sources.
PUBLIC DISPLAY OF THE LINE DESIGNS AT DHAHRAN EXPO
At present, there is a public display at Dhahran Expo that will be open to the public from the 6th of September to the 26th of September as part of a Kingdom-wide tour. The display will allow you to get a comprehensive view of the one-of-a-kind project via experiencing informative films, architectural models, and in-depth project designs. This is free to attend, but must be booked online through this page due to limited capacities. It is also important to note that visitors must be aged 12 or older, and opening hours are from 10 am to 11 pm.