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Air Chief inaugurates Center of Artificial Intelligence & Computing in Islamabad


Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan inaugurated Center of Artificial Intelligence and Computing in Islamabad on Thursday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the Air Chief said this institution will help improve operational capacity of Pakistan Air Force. He said the objective to establish this center is to promote research in artificial intelligence sector as the technology in 21st century has completely changed the war strategy.

First Comstech exhibition of artificial intelligence to commence on August 4


Islamabad: The purpose of the '1st Comstech Showcasing of Artificial Intelligence and IoT Products and Services: AI and IoT for Pakistan, is to foster interest in Science, Technology, and Innovation and to popularize the field of artificial intelligence among the youth of Pakistan, stimulating their interest in the sphere of innovation, and in high-tech areas of technology. This national exhibition will be a unique platform for innovators, technology developers, and service providers, who are eager and ready to share experience and professional skills with end users to appreciate the importance of this field and foster linkages for development in national economic growth, informed Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, while addressing a press briefing on the "1st Comstech Showcasing of Artificial Intelligence and IoT Products and Services: AI and IoT for Pakistan, to be held on August 4 to 5, 2020 at Comstech Secretariat Islamabad, is being organised by Comstech, CARE (Pvt) Ltd., MoST and MoITT. The national showcasing is designed to promote projects and innovations in the realm of AI and allied technologies. It is a showcasing of next generation technologies, solutions and strategies from all over Pakistan, to provide an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI and allied technologies in Pakistan. The event will provide the opportunity to network with relevant ministries, industry R&D organizations, academia, strategic organizations and peers.

Aqsa Kausar becomes first Pakistani female Google Developer Expert in 'Machine Learning'


ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Aqsa Kausar, an electrical engineering graduate from NUST (National University of Science and Technology), has become the first female Google Developer Expert in Machine language from Pakistan. According to local news agency, she has risen to acclaim at such a young age through her contributions to the field of Machine Learning. Besides, there are other various awards to her credit for holding workshops in events like Google DevFest 2018 and Google Cloud Next Extended 2019. Moreover, not too long ago, she also participated in Google's Machine Learning Train-The-Trainer session which was held in Singapore. Aqsa currently working as an AI developer with a software organization named Red Buffer.

Qlik Pakistan Annual Event 2019 – Augmented Intelligence in Action


Augmented Intelligence (AI) is the combination of Artificial Intelligence and Human Intuition. The evolved version of AI is effectively used to increase the data literacy of the stakeholders at an organization. The combination of AI & Human intuition creates a one of a kind relationship in which the technology finds and highlights the insights for users to explore. Subsequently the human beings are being left with the final decision of accepting, modifying or completely discarding the insights generated by the system. The best thing is that the Augmented Intelligence focuses on the notion that Cognitive Technology has been introduced to enhance Human Intelligence rather than replace it.

Pakistan says wants to collaborate with UAE on world's first AI university


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Friday lauded the United Arab Emirates' plans to launch the world's first university of artificial intelligence, expressing Islamabad's interest in collaborating on the project. Earlier this month, Abu Dhabi announced the opening of the first dedicated AI university. The Mohammad Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) will open its doors on September 2020. Chaudhary said Pakistan also had a center of excellence on artificial intelligence and "would like to join hands with the UAE university to enhance the capabilities of our people in the field". "UAE was the first country which established a proper ministry for artificial intelligence in 2017," the minister told Arab News in a phone interview from China where he is on a six-day official visit.

President stresses upon Pak-Japan cooperation in artificial intelligence field


ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed upon strengthening of Pakistan-Japan cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) as Pakistan has huge potential in terms of more than half of its young population. During an interview with the Japanese News 24 (NTV), the president said he had launched the artificial intelligence training system initiative with target to produce about 100,000 AI experts within two years. Dr Alvi is in Japan on the invitation of the Japanese government to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor of Japan Naruhito. The president invited the Japanese software companies to invest in Pakistan and said it was possible to engage in the software development and artificial intelligence development. He said there were a lot of Japanese investment destinations in Pakistan.