Makkah, July 14, 2021, — The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque enhanced the work of AI (artificial intelligence) robots for epidemic control, sterilization, and the distribution of blessed Zamzam water at the Grand Mosque.
The AI robots are used along specific paths of Mataf courtyard, Al-Masaa, and all the Grand Mosque’s facilities. The Presidency is providing the Two Holy Mosques with world-class services through the use of these unique robots in the sterilization process, spraying sterilizers mixed with rose water.
The Director of the Artificial Intelligence Office at the Presidency of Two Holy Mosques Affairs, Eng. Sinan Al-Turkistani stated that the Presidency had kept pace with the Kingdom’s trend towards technical and digital development through data specialization and artificial intelligence. The office, he said, carries out data handling policies, studies, ideas, and initiatives for the use of AI for the Two Holy Mosques.
He further added that the AI office is developing qualitative initiatives to improve the experience of pilgrims while performing their rituals. Among the qualitative initiatives presented by the Presidency is the automated sterilization robot, which is distributing Zamzam water bottles.