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Saudi Arabia launches first ‘cultural’ metaverse developed by droppGroup and Oracle

Saudi Arabia launches first ‘cultural’ metaverse developed by droppGroup and Oracle

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Culture launched Cultural Universe, the world’s first ‘cultural metaverse’ developed in collaboration with droppGroup and Oracle, as per the info shared with Finbold on February 26.

This initiative, powered by droppPhygital, droppGroup’s Generative Media Intelligence (GMI) artificial intelligence (AI) system, and Oracle’s Hyperledger Fabric 2.5 blockchain technology, marks a significant milestone in digital innovation on a national scale.

What is Cultural Universe?

First unveiled on Saudi Arabia’s national Founding Day 2024, Cultural Universe is a platform for cultural exhibition and digital ingenuity. 

Thanks to droppGroup’s GMI technology, users can immerse themselves in a dynamic digital environment reminiscent of real-world Founding Day festivities and explore Saudi Arabian art, history, cuisine, and mini-games.

Moreover, the Performance Center streams live events, including the Founding Day Beginning Symphony, adding an extra layer to the virtual celebration.

For the Saudi Ministry of Culture, Cultural Universe represents not just a technological leap forward but a transformative shift in how culture is experienced and shared.

The tech behind Cultural Universe 

Accessible via web browsers and optimized for Mobile XR, Cultural Universe ensures seamless participation across a variety of devices, including mobile phones, VR headsets, and desktops. 

A digital counterpart to Saudi Arabia’s rich cultural heritage and contemporary events, Cultural Universe epitomizes the goals of Vision 2030, the Saudi program of cultural and economic diversification.

droppGroup’s integral role in merging high tech with cultural narratives highlights their expertise in ‘phygital’ innovation and commitment to bridging the digital divide.

More than just a technological marvel, Cultural Universe aims to foster a global community where tradition harmonizes with innovation.

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