Islamabad AI Community launch event

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National Incubation Center, Islamabad hosted the Islamabad AI Community launch event on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

What is NIC?

National Incubation Center (NIC) is a startup incubation program under public-private partnership among the Ministry of Information Technology, Jazz, and Teamup in Pakistan. NIC is Pakistan’s largest technology incubation center; the first purpose built creative space in Pakistan buzzing with innovators, mentors, changemakers and passionate leaders. NIC connects Pakistani entrepreneurs with industry experts and investors.

Little something about Islamabad.AI…

Islamabad.AI community came into being in mid 2018 with the passion of helping each other and to democratize the use of Artificial intelligence for everyone. It is successfully connecting people who are AI enthusiasts, who want to help others or need help. This platform is the base of AI in Islamabad which is connecting experts to the learners. AI ecosystem development is the motto of Islamabad.AI. AI has been around for Years and it is the rage at the moment because its time has finally come. From Healthcare to Ecommerce services, AI is providing powers to make insightful decisions. Since we certainly cannot avoid the wave, discussions around AI are important as they assist us in demystifying it.

“AI is becoming integral to many aspects of our lives, both in obvious and subtle ways. It has potential to further humanity by solving beautifully complex problems that cannot be ignored, and menial tasks that should be forgotten. To realise its potential, it is paramount we have diverse, informed, and insightful discussions that not only reflect on the current state, but ultimately define our future.

Christopher Brian Corrin, PhD Computational Neuroscience candidate at UCT, AI mentor at Udacity, and Founder of the Cape Town Intelligent Systems Meetup.

The Islamabad City.AI panel includes Dr Alina Zeshan, Irum Zahra, Ahsan Yamen, Jawad Sadiq and will focus on the implications and impact of AI.

The topics discussed in the event

The topics covered in this event were Artificial Intelligence and its applications, Deep Learning for Computer Vision, Intelligence Surveillance, AI in Biomedical and Bioinformatics. Our co-founder & CEO Syed M Tayyab was also on hand at the event as a guest speaker and spoke on the topic of scope of AI in global entrepreneurship.

Now about the event

At this event speakers from throughout the business who are working in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning participated in it. Dr Alina Zeshan, Islamabad.AI Ambassador, said: “Bringing City.AI to Islamabad is a step in creating a bridge to over 50 communities across 6 continents as well as the well-connected organizations, companies and educational institutions in each AI ecosystem. Islamabad is taking a seat at the international table is hugely important. We are global players and this is one way to represent all that we do.”

The event tickets were Free but prior Registration was required.

Venue

The event was held at the National Incubation Center (NIC), Islamabad.

Hosts

National Incubation Center (NIC), Islamabad hosted this event.

Organised by

Islamabad.AI organised this event.

Partners & Sponsors

The event was sponsored by Red Buffer.

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