The future of AI is in the Middle East and Africa.

Many countries in the region have heeded this call by advancing their national development plans to provide for a future in which AI plays a significant role.

Yet, we know that AI can harm people and organisations. So, it must be regulated.

But the world’s grappling with how to regulate AI. The reason is that it’s an advanced and dynamic technology. There’s also the difficult task of balancing human rights against technological advancement. Plus, regulators need to navigate the power asymmetries between consumers and technology companies.

While the EU is close to passing the Artificial Intelligence Act, surely the MEA region could also lead AI regulation. Or, it could follow what’s happening in the EU.

The essence is that businesses should respond proactively to AI regulations by developing a robust AI governance programme that informs the AI lifecycle.


  1. Discovery of the latest developments by hearing from thought leaders.
  2. Create AI your stakeholders can trust by considering the regulatory environment.
  3. Develop an AI goverance programme for your organisation by seeing the latest industry trends.

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