Saudi Arabia Unveils World's First National Cultural Metaverse Platform

Saudi Arabia Unveils World's First National Cultural Metaverse Platform

By Staff Writer, 26 February 2024

Saudi Arabia has unveiled a groundbreaking leap into the digital realm with the launch of the world's first National Cultural Metaverse Platform, announced by the Ministry of Culture on Friday (23/2).

This pioneering platform promises users immersive virtual reality tours of historical sites and a plethora of other experiences, marking a significant milestone in the integration of technology and culture.

The initiative, powered by the advanced Generative Media Intelligence (GMI) artificial intelligence system, represents a bold step forward for the Kingdom.

In collaboration with droppGroup, the platform utilizes Hyperledger Fabric 2.5 blockchain technology, boasting the title of the World's First ‘Phygital’ Metaverse.

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According to reports from the Saudi Press Agency, this innovative venture is encapsulated within the Saudi Heritage Metaverse platform, offering a fusion of digital and physical experiences.

Designed to captivate audiences, the platform showcases a diverse array of cultural performances and digital innovations, all enhanced by GMI technology.

Celebrating the Kingdom’s Founding Day on February 22nd, users are treated to a dynamic digital environment featuring an array of immersive activities and attractions.

From historical walks to dedicated sectors for music, art, culinary arts, and more, the platform promises an enriching experience for all participants.

Noteworthy among its offerings is the Performance Center, where live events including the Founding Day commencement Symphony Concert will be streamed.

The Ministry of Culture has ensured accessibility across various devices, including mobile phones, VR headsets, desktops, and other digital devices, making the Metaverse platform a truly inclusive experience.

By embracing inclusivity, the Ministry aims to enable a diverse global audience to explore and engage with the rich tapestry of Saudi culture within this virtual landscape.

Source: Saudi Gazette

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