ISLAMABAD: The Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) will hold its first artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) products and services exhibition on August 4, 2020.
This was announced by COMSTECH Coordinator General Professor Dr Iqbal Choudhary during an event organised by the committee in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom (MoIT&T), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), and Centre for Advanced Research in Engineering (Care Pvt Ltd) on Tuesday.
The purpose of the “1st COMSTECH Showcasing of Artificial Intelligence and IoT Products and Services: AI and IoT for Pakistan” is being dubbed to foster interest in science, technology and innovation, and to popularise the field of artificial intelligence among the youth of Pakistan, stimulating their interest in the sphere of innovation.
“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,” Dr Iqbal said. “The aim of this initiative is to appreciate the importance of this field and foster linkages for development in national economic growth.”
According to Dr Iqbal, Artificial Intelligence is the most promising field in the next-generation IT and has the potential to boost the national economy in several areas, besides enhance exports manifolds.
“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.”
Meanwhile, COMSTECH’s coordinator general informed that the event will provide an opportunity to the participants to network with relevant ministries, industry R&D organizations, academia, strategic organizations and peers. This two-day event will be opened for the general public and potential customers.
“Thirty organisations from public and private sectors will display their products in diverse sectors including agriculture, health, and automation.”
In his address, MoST Adviser Tariq Masood said, “There is a great potential in Pakistan to excel, as we have the talent as well as hardworking human resources. We just need to synergize our efforts, start joint initiatives and showcase results.”