Pakistan ‘s first ever artificial intelligence incubator
Artificial Intelligence Advisory and Incubator ADDO AI was launched on Thursday pioneering Pakistan towards improved infrastructure and conventional services in various sectors of government.
Artificial intelligence incubator’s launch in Lahore would connect the AI project sharing with Singapore in first phase and Dubai, and Mumbai in later phases.
The incubator is designed by a team of experts from partnership of industry-academia with top AI professors in Pakistan including Dr Faisal Kamran, Dr Asim Karim, Dr Adnan Noon Mian and Dr Mohsen Ali.
Artificial Intelligence will help in corporations, governments and start-ups build data-driven platforms that radically improve services with aim to tackle grand challenges for better world by our imagination and Artificial Intelligence.
. “We are going to connect this incubator with Dubai and Mumbai so we could have Asia’s one of the effective Artificial Intelligent incubator,” Dr Faisal Kamran said, Lab Director of data science. He added that this incubator will create jobs for Pakistanis enabling them to work in foreign countries sitting in Lahore.
ADDO means to add something derived from Latin word.
“Students of this field will get opportunity to work directly on the industry based problems. We could have done research and predict to Pakistan’s telecommunication companies on what grounds their users are leaving /switching over to other networks. This is all AI,” he further explained. Citing another example, Dr Faisal said AI have lot of potential like in healthcare alone. “If we were given task to find out which diseases are more prominent in Multan or southern Punjab, we can build up a system using the existing data and predict certain steps compliance to counter the diseases and reforms in healthcare system alone.”
Addo AI is advisory services currently serve global clients SMRT, Singapore’s largest public transportation company.
Addo AI is working to build smart cities with Singapore’s largest transport company. “We are building an entire system for people to enjoy the journey with maximum luxury at cheaper rates, an application that will predict safer, cost effective and environment friendly journey connects trains, rails, bikes and cars and working on driverless cars,” an official informed.
The SMRT’s pilot project will be launched in Singapore’s top 10 universities including Nanyang Technology University and then generalised across Singapore’s transport system.
ITU Vice Chancellor and Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Chairman Dr Umar Saif, while inauguration of the ITU’s first incubator “ADDO AI”, said that Pakistan is all set to accelerate on the fast track by encouraging the faculty for entrepreneurship and commercialising the research for the economic growth of the country.