The minister commended the National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) in particular for its work in transforming Pakistan into a digital nation.
The Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives emphasised the significance of quantum computing and artificial intelligence in the current era of digital computing and thanked NUST for organising this event that brought together business and academia and attracted participants from around the world.
He delivered the keynote address at the “Quantum Cryptography Insight” seminar on May 9, 2023, at the National Science & Technology Park on the NUST Islamabad campus.
The Federal Minister said in a speech at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) that Pakistan needs to get ready for a new era of the knowledge economy of digital computing, which calls for top-tier human resources and innovative thinkers to find solutions for the upcoming era of technological disruptions.
The minister commended the National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) in particular for its work in transforming Pakistan into a digital nation, bringing homegrown Pakistani goods to market, and promoting Pakistan internationally.
He advised the sector to make use of the National Centers of Technology established by his government under Vision 2025, which are making great strides in applied research and development as well as product development and HR training. He emphasised the significance of staying current with trends in order to compete on the global market.
The Minister highlighted the prosperous past of Muslim nations where knowledge and education flourished and explained how the Holy Quran laid the foundation for these advancements.
The Minister also pledged his support for the continued growth of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), which is already ranked as Pakistan’s top university in the prestigious QS Global rankings, and expressed his determination to make Pakistan’s Universities of Engineering and Technology (UETs) a global brand.
He detailed his plans to establish three new National Centers of Excellence with a focus on manufacturing, nanotechnology, and quantum computing to advance Pakistan in the quickly developing field of technology.