A Summit on Artifi cial Intelligence in Information and Communication, Lahore, Pakistan

By Kashif Bashir - IEEE ComSoc Lahore Chapter Chair, Pakistan

IEEE Comsoc Lahore Chapter in Collaboration with Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science UET Lahore has organized A Summit on Artificial Intelligence in Information and Communication 2022 on 19th May 2022, 10AM-2PM at KICS UET Lahore Seminar Hall.70 Students and faculty members participated the event physically while others joined online via social media. Event started with the recitation of Holy Quran by Mr. Dawood Khalid. Followed by National Anthem. Ms. Amna Mir was the event moderator. Ms Amna called Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood for welcome message. He is currently serving as Sultan Qaboos IT Chair at UET, Lahore. In addition, he is the Director of Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) - a center of excellence for ICT research and development in UET, Lahore. He talked about the opportunities for students in research. He also shared the projects completed at KICS UET Lahore. Secondly Mr. Kashif Bashir, Chair IEEE COMSOC Lahore Chapter came on stage. Mr. Kashif Bashir is also the Vice chair of the IEEE Lahore Section. He talked about the IEEE organization and benefits of students in joining IEEE and COMSOC chapter. He also announced COMSOC student competition details. He further said we have witnessed fast developments of various artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, and many forms of information and communication systems with AI are becoming core parts of our daily lives. With the proliferation of future information, communication, and electronic devices, there is a fast-growing interest in information and communication technology (ICT) with AI.

Thirdly speaker was Dr. Wajahat Qazi from COMSATS Lahore. He shared his research work on AI. He also told students regarding Artificial Intelligence in Cognitive Machines: Academic and Industrial Application. Fourth speaker of the summit was Prof. Dr. Muhammad Usman Ghani Khan from UET Lahore. He talked about the projects his team working under AI center. He showed real time video experiments and implementation of Artificial intelligence in crowed management, data science & information technology. Fifth speaker of the summit was Mr. Mazhar Javed from UMT Lahore. He talked about Artificial Intelligence in Business Applications. How businesses are using AI in their daily work and getting the best results. All e-commerce organizations are using AI to boost their business. He also shared real time coding from his research and showed the results of using AI in business. Sixth speaker of the summit was Dr. Yasir Niaz from University of Lahore. He is doing research in the area of agriculture and citrus production. He shared his work for the detection of different diseases in plants by using affordable drones. His team is working to boost the agriculture sector in Pakistan. He urged students to work in this area as Pakistan in mainly dependent of its agriculture. Seventh speaker of the AI summit was Prof. Dr. Adnan Abid from Virtual University Pakistan. He talked about the “Artificial Intelligence for Machine Translation-(Sign Language Translation). He shared his research work with students and showed them sign language. He also showed the importance of AI in NLP technology. How students can start their work on NLP and software’s used to improve the programming in sign language interpretation. Eight Speaker of the event was Mr. Lie Wing from Huawei talked about the opportunities for students in networking and cloud computing. He also shared Huawei business model and presence in worldwide. He encourages students to avail the free Huawei certification which is for limited time. Nineth speaker of the session was Mr. Farhan Ali from Huawei Pakistan. He also told audience regarding the advancements in AI technology and its commercial application in IT industry. He also shared the statistics that by 2025 More than 97% industry will be using cloud services in their organizations. He also offered free Huawei cloud certification to audience. At last Mr. Rehman (on behalf of Dr. Majid Hussain) came on stage and shared his experience regarding the event. Mr. Kashif Bashir distributed the shield among guests and speakers. Names were Dr. Wajahat Qazi, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Usman Ghani Khan, Mr. Mazhar Javed, Dr. Yasir Niaz, Prof. Dr. Adnan Abid, Mr. Farhan Ali, Mr. Lie Weing, Amna Mir, Muhammad Hamza Ihshtiam, Rizwan Naqvi, Shahid Zulfiqar, Ali Yasin, Husnain, Muhammad Sajawal, M Rehman, M Mubeen. Group Photo was taken after the event.

Mr. Kashif Bashir is presenting shield to Dr. Wajahat Qazi