The Saudi Digital Academy signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei on developing local talent. To this end, the two entities aim to sponsor 8,000 Saudis to learn information technology and communication at Huawei-accredited centers. They will specifically study artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity and 5G internet uses, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.
Huawei is primarily known for making smart phones, portable internet routers and other related devices. The company is controversial and has been accused of stealing intellectual property, enabling the surveillance of detained Uyghur Muslims in China and other ills.