Sino-Pak Center for Artificial Intelligence (SPCAI) located at Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences (PAF-IAST), and COMSTECH co-organized an International workshop on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, agriculture and energy sectors to showcase and debate emerging AI technologies and innovative practices at the COMSTECH Secretariat on Thursday.
The workshop began with the keynote address by Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman, Former Chairman, Prime Minister’s National Task Force on Science and Technology, Pakistan. Prof. Atta shared his views about the impact of AI on various walks of everyday life. He appreciated the remarkable increase of per capita international research publications in the country. The inaugural session of the event was also addressed by the chief guest, Mr. Mohsin Mushtaq, Additional Secretary IT and Telecommunication, Dr. Atif Mashkoor, Managing Director SPCAI, Dr. Mohammad Mujahid, Rector PAF-IAST and Prof. Dr. Syed Khurshid Hasanain, Advisor COMSTECH.
The workshop comprised on three technical sessions on healthcare, agriculture, and energy respectively. Each session was addressed by three field experts and followed by panel discussion. The workshop was attended by more than 300 participants in-person and many joined online. SPCAI is a center of excellence in AI and has been empowering the innovation ecosystem. It has recently invested 65 million rupees in research and development in its Lab2Market project to build national capacity in the emerging field of artificial Intelligence.COMSTECH is an OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation headquartered in Islamabad and works for the socio-economic development of OIC member states.