Many may not know this but Dr. Fatmah Baothman is the first woman in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East to hold a PhD in Modern Artificial Intelligence (AI), a milestone for the entire region and definitely a proud achievement for the Kingdom. This week, the Middle East's first female specialist in AI has been awarded the first-ever Women AI Award, which was announced at the VB AI Summit Transform 2019 in San Francisco, United States, according to Saudi Gazette. According to the award's website, this first-of-its-kind award aims to honor changemakers in the field, women leaders paving the way in rethinking process, policy, technology, and education as AI advances. Dr. Baothman was awarded under the category AI Research, which honors a woman whose research in AI has made a significant impact by helping accelerate progress within her organization, as part of academic research, or by influencing approaches to AI technology. As reported by the news site, Dr. Baothman expressed her gratitude in receiving such a global honor and for the recognition women in AI are receiving for their accomplishments.